A Vegetable Crops Extension Publication
University of Florida
Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences
Cooperative Extension Service
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* VEGETABLE CROPS CALENDAR
0 Cabbage Variety Evaluation at GCREC-Bradenton Winter 2000-2001
O Triploid Watermelon Cultivar Evaluation in North Florida
M VEGETABLE GARDENING
O Gardens for Special Places
O Lessons from the Great Tomato Growers
O Bia'uns Update
List of Extension Vegetable Crops Specialists
(Note: Anyone is free to use the information in this newsletter. Whenever possible, please give credit to the authors. The
purpose of trade names in this publication is solely for the purpose of providing information and does not necessarily
constitute a recommendation of the product.)
I American Society for Horticultural Sciences Annual Meeting July 22-25 Sacramento, CA.
Florida Tomato Institute Sept. 5 Naples, FL.
Florida Agriculture Extension Professionals Meeting Sept. 10-14.
FACTS Meeting Oct. 2-3 Lakeland, FL.
2001 Florida Postharvest Horticulture Institute at FACTS Oct. 2-3 Lakeland, FL. Contact Steve Sargent,
352-392-1928 x215, email@example.com. This year's topic, "Sanitation and Food Safety: Protecting Produce and
People" will feature Dr. Jim Gorny, Technical Director, International Fresh-cut Processors Association, and UF/IFAS
extension specialists in lecture and hands-on/demonstration formats.
Cucurbitaceae 2002 December 8-12, 2002 Naples Beach and Golf Club, Naples, FL. Contact Donald N. Maynard at
(941)751-7636 x239 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Commercial Vegetable Production
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.Cabbage Variety Evaluation at
GCREC-Bradenton Winter 2000-2001
Cabbage was harvested from 7900 acres in Florida in the 1999-2000 season. The average yield was 507 50-lb crates per acre
and the total production was over 4 million crates. With an average price/crate of $5.04 the crop was worth over 20 million
dollars. Florida ranked fifth in 2000 among the states in value of the fresh market cabbage crop exceeded only by New York,
California, Texas, and Georgia.
The EauGallie fine sand was prepared in early November 2000. Beds were formed and fumigated with methyl
bromide:chloropicrin, banded fertilizer was applied in shallow grooves on the bed center after the beds were pressed and
before the black polyethylene mulch was applied. The total fertilizer applied was equivalent to 220-0-304 Ib N-P205-K20/acre.
The final beds were 32-in. wide and 8-in. high, and were spaced on 5-ft centers with six beds between seepage
irrigation/drainage ditches which were on 41-ft centers.
Seeds were sown on 19 October into 1.5 x 1.5 x 2.5 inch containerized cells of styrofoam transplant flats filled with a
commercial mix. Supplemental nutrients were supplied periodically as liquid 20-20-20 (N-P205-K20). The plants were
hardened by withholding water and nutrients during the final phase of production.
Transplants were set in the field on 29 November in two rows per bed with plants spaced 12 inches within rows and each row
was 8 inches to each side of the bed center. Twenty-four plants per entry were arranged in a randomized complete block
design with four replications. At harvest, two border plants from each end of the plots were not used, thus, 20 plants from
each plot were used in data collection. Pesticides labeled for insect and disease control included: Bacillus thuringiensis,
spinosad, imidacloprid, methomyl, insecticidal soap, and metalaxyl/chlorothalonil.
Cabbage was harvested when heads displayed a glossy sheen (rather than a waxy, dull sheen) and innermost wrapper leaves
curled back tightly from the heads. Heads were cut with three to four wrapper leaves, graded for marketability, measured and
weighed. Notes were made concerning any characteristic which caused the heads to be rejected as marketable. Six heads
per plot were sampled and cut longitudinally through the core and inspected for density, tipburn, and core dimensions. Data
for marketable yield in 50-lb crates/A and as a percentage of plants set, plant stand, average head weight and diameter, and
core characteristics were analyzed.
Cabbage yields ranged from 873 50-lb crates for 'Red Dynasty' to 1357 50-lb crates/acre for 'Gideon' (able 1). Yields of
'Bravo', 'Pruktor', 'Gloria', and 'Ramada' were not different from those of 'Gideon'. The proportion of heads harvested varied
from 86% for RCB 12 to 100% for 'Bravo' and 'Matsuma'. Times from transplanting to first harvest were 71 days for RCB 12 to
93 days for 'Red Dynasty'. Yields in this trial were similar to those obtained in the last trial held at this location and about
twice the state average yield. Average head weight ranged from 2.6 pounds for 'Red Dynasty' to 4.1 pounds for 'Gideon'.
Accordingly, all entries produced heads that would make 18 or less per 50-lb crate.
STabe..... Cabbage yield, days to first harvest, and average head weight. Winter 2000-2001.
Mar et bl Days to First Avg. W t.
Entry Source (crates/A) (%)Harvest (Ib)
Gideon Bejo 1357 a4 96 a 89 b 4.1 a
Bravo Harris Moran 1307 ab 100 a 79 d 3.8 ab
Pruktor Daehnfeldt 1265 ab 99 a 77 d 3.7 ab
Gloria Daehnfeldt 1201 a-c 98 a 77 d 3.5 b-d
Ramada Bejo 1192 a-c 95 ab 85 c 3.6 be
Matsuma Bejo 1167 b-d 100 a 77 d 3.4 b-e
Ducati Bejo 1147 b-d 94 ab 77 d 3.5 b-d
Emblem Sakata 1087 c-e 99 a 77 d 3.2 d-f
Solid Blue 790 Abbott & Cobb 1066 c-e 96 a 77 d 3.2 c-f
Blue Dynasty Asgrow 1040 c-f 98 a 77 d 3.1 ef
Atlantis Petoseed 998 d-f 89 bc 77 d 3.2 c-f
RCB 12 Syngenta 951 ef 86c 71 e 3.2 c-f
Red Success Orsetti 949 ef 95 ab 85 c 2.9 fg
Solid Blue 780 Abbott & Cobb 944 e-f 89 bc 85 c 3.0 ef
Red Dynasty Asgrow 873 f 98a 93 a 2.6 g
1 Crate = 50 lb. A = 8712 linear bed feet. Double rows, staggered with 12 in. between plants and 16 in. between
rows. Beds on 5 ft centers.
2As a percentage of plants set.
3From transplant date of 29 November 2000.
4Mean separation in columns by Duncan's multiple range test, 5% level.
'Atlantis', 'Bravo', 'Emblem', 'Gideon', and 'Gloria' are currently recommended for production in Florida. Based on
performance in this trial 'Pruktor', 'Ramada', 'Matsuma', and 'Ducati' could be considered for recommendation in the future.
For more information, request GCREC Res. Rept. BRA2001-04 from the author.
(Maynard Vegetarian 01-07)
Triploid Watermelon Cultivar Evaluation in North Florida
The popularity of seedless (triploid) watermelon has rapidly increased in the past few years. Triploid watermelons are indeed
virtually seedless, as it is not uncommon (as visible on the pictures bellow) to find one brown, mature seed here and there.
As a response to the increased demand for seedless watermelons, twenty two (22) commercial cultivars and breeding lines
Table 1) were evaluated on black plastic polyethylene mulch and drip irrigation in the Spring of 2001 at the North Florida
Research and Education Center Suwannee Valley (NFREC-SV), near Live Oak, FL. 'Tri-X 313' was considered the standard
triploid cultivar for the area. (To view cultivars mentioned in this article, click here.)
Following soil test recommendations, fertilization consisted of a preplant application (/acre) of 5001bs of 13-4-14, and weekly
injections of 8-0-8 at daily rates ranging between 1 and 2.5 Ib/acre/day following IFAS recommendations. Four-week-old
transplants were established in the field on March 23 onto 30-ft long plots, at a 3-ft within row spacing. As rows were 7.5-ft
apart, this created a stand of approximately 1,900 plants per acre (on 5,800 linear bed feet of plastic/acre). One row of 'Mardi
Gras' (used as a pollinizor) was planted every two rows of triploids. Entries were randomized and three plots were established
for each entry. Irrigation was applied to maintain soil water tension at a 12-in depth between 8 and 15 kPa. Insect and
disease control measures followed IFAS recommendations.
Watermelons were once-over harvested on June 12. Fruits were individually weighed. Sweetness was estimated by
determining soluble solids content on 6 representative melons of each variety.
Weather conditions in the Spring of 2001 were generally hot and dry. Under these conditions, total marketable yield ranged
between 655 cwt/acre for 'Trillion' to 389 cwt/acre for 'Imagination' Table 2). 'Trillion' had a significantly highest marketable
yield in this trial. 'Revolution' had the highest individual fruit weight. All entries had red flesh, with the exception of the
yellow-fleshed 'SS-3521Y'. Differences in sweetness were numerically small and ranged between 10.6 and 12.1, except for
'Disko' (9.9) and 'Tri-X Palomar' (10.1).
The goal of most triploid watermelon breeding programs is to create a seedless cultivar with the visual characteristics of the
popular 'allsweet' seeded type. Typically, these melons are 20 to 22 Ibs each, are elongated, and have a rind pattern with a
dark green background and small light-green stripes. Existing triploid cultivars tend to be small fruited (15-19 Ibs/fruit),
virtually round, and with either Jubilee-like rind pattern or original rind patterns. In this trial, rind pattern could be classified into
five groups (see pictures): 'Sunday Special' and 'Imagination' have solid dark rinds; 'SS-3521Y' and 'Freedom' have Crimson
Sweet-like rind patterns; 'Tri-X Palomar', HG-5003' and 'HG-5005' have a contrasted rind with a "blue hallo"; 'Hazera-1032' rind
pattern was 'allsweet'-like. All the other entries had rind pattern similar to 'Tri-X 313'.
Most entries were round or oblong in shape, with the exception of 'Revolution' and 'Hazera 1032' which were markedly
elongated. The pictures below also show the internal flesh quality and rind thickness of all selected entries, along with a
sample of 'Mardi Gras' for reference. With its elongated shape, rind pattern, and high yield and sweetness, 'Revolution' was
overall the most attractive cultivar in this trial.
STable 1. Entries.of the 2001 triploid watermelon cultivar trial (NFREC-SV).
Sunday Special (EMR-507)
Super Seedless #7187
I Seed Source
S eed Lot Number
S 4500008969/0010 443745
Summer Sweet # 3521Y
Super Seedless #7177
Super Seedless # 7167
Table 2. Yield, individual fruit weight and soluble solids of selected watermelon cultivars
EnyMarketable Yieldz Fruit Weight Soluble Solids
(cwt/acre) (Ib/fruit) (OBrix)
Trillion 655a 16c-g 11.2
Fandango 566ab 17b-e 11.1
Revolution 552ab 20a 11.9
SSC-31782 546ab 19ab 10.8
SS-7177 531ab 16c-g 11.0
Sunday Special 497ab 17b-e 10.6
Tri-X 313 495ab 17a-d 10.6
Cooperstown 493ab 16c-f 11.1
HG-5003 492ab 17a-d 10.9
SS-7187 486ab 17b-e 11.2
SS-7167 475b 16d-g 10.8
SS-3521Y (yellow) 469b 11h 11.1
Disko 467b 14f-h 9.9
Hazera-1032 462b 18a-c 11.6
Tri-X Palomar I 461b 15c-g 10.1
Genesis 455b 13g-h 10.8
Tri-X Caroussel 447b 15d-g 12.1
HG-5005 445b 16c-g 11.2
RVVT-8096-VP 438b 15c-g 11.6
Freedom 420b 17b-e 12.0
Hazera-103 416b 14e-h 11.6
Imagination 389b 14d-g 10.6
z Calculated for a 100%-triploid planting.
(Simonne, Bob Hochmuth, Ext. Agt. IV, NFREC-Live Oak, Mike Dukes, David Studstill and
Wayne Davis -Vegetarian 01-07)
I Vegetable Gardening
.IGa.rdens. for Special Places
Bountiful harvests can be produced in unlikely places. A window box, patio planter or balcony pot can be used to grow food.
Why waste the space on purely decorative plants? Leaves of lettuce, spinach and chard can be very attractive. Some pretty
flowers are edible and most fruiting crops are quite ornamental.
Gardeners cramped for space grow herbs on a bathroom windowsill, tomato plants in pots and lettuce in hanging baskets.
Find a way to put edible plants in a bright, sunny area and they will yield leaves, flowers and fruit.
Most vegetables and herbs don't mind a bit of crowding. Varieties have been developed for small spaces. Where there is
room for a vine to meander, let it seek its own light just remember there needs to be a way to get the harvest.
Many popular herbs and vegetables can be grown on a windowsill. Leafy crops usually will survive with only half a day of sun,
but edible fruit and flowers, including broccoli, cauliflower and open squash blossoms, require full sun.
Use pots, planter boxes or improvise containers. Especially when operating on such a limited scale, avoid problems by
buying or making a potting mix. To make a mix combine equal parts of peat moss and perlite with half a tablespoon of
dolomitic lime added to each gallon.
The prepared mix gives plants a loose, porous medium in which to sink their roots. It is moisture-retentive, pH-adjusted to
about 6.5 and, at least to start with, free of soil-borne insects and diseases.
Make sure containers have drainage holes and place a tray of pebbles beneath. This lets water drain but keeps it off the
woodwork. The plants appreciate the extra humidity as water evaporates from the pebbles up among the leaves.
Don't forget that windows provide not only flat surfaces but also air space. Tomatoes and cucumbers have been developed
especially to be grown in hanging baskets. Many herbs also are suitable.
Start with seeds, sets or transplants. Adventurous gardeners consider seeds to be the only way to obtain many herbs and
vegetables. Onion sets quickly provide ready-to-eat scallions and, provided they choose the right varieties, container
gardeners can get a head start on tomatoes, peppers and eggplants by using transplants.
Once seeds or plants are set in soil, don't be stingy with water, but do wait until it is needed. Young plants can go a few
days between waterings while large vegetables and herbs may need moisture once or twice a day. Soak plants each time
until moisture seeps from containers, then wait to water again until the soil feels slightly dry.
Gardeners with just a few crops to tend can add a quarter of a teaspoon of 20-20-20 or other high analysis fertilizer to a gallon
of water and simplify feeding by using this solution every time they water.
Light comes in windows from only one direction, while to be productive, plants need light from all sides. Develop a schedule
for turning plants once or twice a week. Once they start to wander, vines may need gentle guidance to keep them in the best
Harvests from window gardens are likely to be small and soon over. Don't allow the space to sit idle. As one crop finishes,
start another. Expect some pests. Most can be hand-picked or washed away with soapy water.
Patios & Balconies
Patios give growers more scope. Pyramid gardens, raised beds and containers on wheels are possibilities. Available light is a
limiting factor, but it is always likely to be brighter outside than indoors.
Where every inch counts, gardeners don't have space to waste on the pests and weeds that come with ordinary garden soil.
Make or buy a soilless potting mix. It's usually cheaper in large amounts, but growers who can't afford as much potting
medium as they need can combine relatively clean soil with plain peat moss.
The bigger the container, the better. A 12-inch pot holds more than twice the few carrots or radishes that fit a 6-inch pot.
Growing beans becomes a possibility. Small varieties of tomatoes grow in 1-gallon buckets, but 5-gallon planters permit the
Most vegetables and herbs have shallow root systems, so containers do not have to be deep. A depth of 8 to 12 inches
usually is adequate.
Because they are close to buildings, patio gardens may provide just enough extra protection for marginally hardy plants to
succeed. Even in northern sections of the state, patio gardeners can sneak cold-sensitive vegetables and herbs through
winter by using innovative plant covers and a little heat.
Big plants need big containers. Wooden boxes 2 feet square and 18 inches deep, half-barrels, clay pots and large nursery
tubs all work. Consider setting them on rollers so plants can be moved against the house for shelter from a freeze or into a
better patch of sun.
Good drainage is essential. Don't be fooled into thinking a layer of rocks in the bottom of a pot can substitute for drainage
holes. Make sure water drains from the base of containers or into bare ground from raised beds. Set tubs on pebbles or
wedges of wood so they don't sit in puddles.
Container gardening is intensive gardening. Patio and balcony gardens can't look after themselves. Their No. 1 requirement is
water. Water thoroughly every time the soil surface begins to dry. A drip system and a timer can tend this chore when
watering by hand is not feasible. Just check frequently to ensure that plants are getting enough moisture and that none of the
emitters are clogged.
Potted plants need frequent feeding. Herbs and vegetables do best fed twice a week with a half-strength solution of 20-20-20.
Mix half a tablespoon to a gallon of water and drench the soil at each application.
Time-release fertilizers make the job easier and more economical. Read the label, choose a product that contains only
fertilizer and apply as instructed to take care of the next several months. Anything labeled for use on container-grown edible
plants is usually fine.
Gardeners with drip irrigation systems can feed as they water. Fertilizer injectors and regulators add measured amounts of
nutrients to the system; follow manufacturers' instructions.
To take most advantage of space and to keep them looking their best, patio plants need extra attention. Think of it as
large-scale bonsai. Vegetables can be pinched back, pruned, tied and trained. Grow as many crops as possible skyward,
along a trellis, fence or wall.
Pests will be the same but may be easier to control than in a full-size garden or orchard. Be vigilant against invaders. Many
can be handpicked or washed away.
(Tom MacCubbin. Ext. Agt., Orange County -Vegetarian 01-07)
Lessons. from the Great Tomato Growers
Every community has one or more gardeners who, come what may, grow heavy yields of fine tomatoes every year. There are
some lessons to be learned here.
Although cultural practices vary to some degree, these home-grown tomato gurus have a lot in common. Practices that result
in high yields are very similar.
* They know their varieties, having learned the best yielding and best tasting varieties that can be grown under local
* They start as early as possible in order to have healthy, vigorous, flowering plants established when night temperatures
allow for fruit set.
* They start with "clean" transplants. More often than not they grow their own plants in order to ensure that they are free of
disease, true to variety and available for early planting.
* They invest heavily in soil preparation. Organic materials are used liberally compost and manures are incorporated in
great quantities several weeks before planting.
* They maintain a thick layer of organic mulch beneath plants. Oak leaves and pine needles are the most commonly used
* Most begin fungicide applications early and continue, on a regular basis, throughout the season.
* They know how often to water and how much to apply at each irrigation.
* They "fine tune" fertilization to coincide with the growth stage and weather conditions. Generally, the objective is to provide
plenty of nutrients in order to develop a strong, vigorous plant, but reduce the amount of fertilizer being applied as plants begin
A Tomato Grower's True Story
One of our county's top fresh market tomato growers has spent the past 30 years perfecting his technique. As a result,
people travel for long distances and pay a premium price for his fruit.
A regular customer, who happened to be a doctor, stopped by one day to admire his crop and make a purchase. During their
exchange the doctor asked the grower if he could spend a Saturday with him and learn how to be a tomato grower.
The grower's response was quick and to the point. Sure he said, In fact, let's just set aside a long day. In the morning, I will
teach you how to be a farmer, and in the afternoon, you can teach me how to be a doctor."
(Daniel E. Mullins, Ext. Agt. IV, Santa Rosa County Vegetarian 01-07)
R Big'.uns Update
Once again it is time to announce all the new records set during the past year (July 2000-June 2001) for our state's largest
vegetables. First, let me congratulate the following for setting new records in 2001:
Sweet potato (34 Ibs 14 oz), grown by Harold .Henderson, recorded by agent Phyllis Gilreath, Manatee
Pumpkin, 'Atlantic Giant' (610 Ibs), grown by Tim Canniff, recorded by Phyllis Gilreath, Manatee County,
Zucchini hybrid (cross x pumpkin) (16 Ibs 6 oz), grown by Jesse Licari, submitted by agent David Holmes,
Marion County, 6/8/01.
The list below includes the current records set since I began keeping records in 1989.
The current county leading with most records is Palm Beach (10), followed closely by Suwannee (8). By far the most
outstanding record set this year was Tim Canniffs 610 pound pumpkin. Folks, that's big! He also grew a cantaloupe just shy
of the state record, and has set his sights on the watermelon record of 205 pounds. You can contact him at
Vegetable Variety Size County Grower Date
Bean, Lima Pole 9 1/2 inches St. Lucie Water 04\12\95
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Beet Detroit Red 8 lb. 1 oz. Duval Lewis 05\30\98
Boniata 12 lb. 10 oz. Seminole Phillips 03\05\91
Broccoli 5 lb. 4 oz. Suwannee Graham 06\06\93
Cabbage arly Round lb. 9 oz. St. Johns Worley 05\28\97
Cantaloupe Burgess Collosus 34 Ibs 48 oz Thurber Okaloosa 7/00
Carrot Ichantenay I .oz. IThrine'as I I ehs Io'''6' I
Carrot Chantenay 3 Ib. 1 oz. Pinellas Nehls 04\16\93
Cassava unknown 1 lb. 6 oz. Palm Beach Carta 01\16\98
Cauliflower 15 lb. 6 oz. Alachua Severino 02\19\92
Chicory Magdeburg 1 Ib. 3 oz. Alachua Lazin 02\103\86
Collard Georgia 13 ft. 3 in. Leon Kelso 08\26\93
Corn, sweet Skyscraper 3 Ibs Suwannee Graham 6/21/00
Cucumber (wt) Burpless 4 Ib. 7 oz. Suwannee Graham 06\29\92
Cucumber (length) Burpless 27 in. Suwannee Graham 06\29\92
Cucumber Armenian Japanese 30 in. Escambia Harrison 08\01\96
Eggplant Black Beauty 4 lb. 8 oz. Palm Beach Laiuppa 01\17\92
Garlic Elephant 1 lb. 8 oz. St. Johns Hester 05\20\93
Gourd Field's Common 55 Ibs. Suwannee Graham 08\08\95
Gourd, cucuzzi 61.5" Hernando Pizzino 07\18\94
Honeydew Tam-dew 11 Ibs. 2 oz. Escambia Harrison 08\04\96
Jicama 21 Ib. 8 oz. Palm Beach Oppe 01\26\93
Kohlrabi 19 Ilb. 8 oz. Duval Faustini 06\05\93
Lettuce Grand Rapids 58 oz. Suwannee Graham 05\06\97
Malanga unknown 29 lb. 15 oz. Palm Beach Ozaki 01\12\96
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Melon, winter 80 Ibs. 13 oz. Palm Beach Yee 01\17\97
Mustard Fla. Broadleaf 11 lbs. 15 oz Palm Beach Sedgwick 07\17\00
Okra, pod (wt) 8 oz. Suwannee Graham 06\28\93
Okra, pod (length) 22 1/4 in. Suwannee Graham 06\28\93
Okra, stalk La. Green Velvet 19' 10/2" Flagler Mikulka 10\27\94
Onion Grano 3 lb. 11 oz. Manatee Geraldson 08\07\90
Pepper Experimental Hy. 1 Ib. 1 oz. Palm Beach Amestoy 02\02\90
Potato, irish Frito #92 2 lb. 13 oz. St. Johns Kight 05\23\89
Potato, sweet 34 b. 14 oz. Manatee Henderson 01\19\01
Pumpkin Atlantic Giant 610 lb. Manatee Canniff 06\08\01
Radish, S. Red Summer 3 lb.12 oz. Palm Beach Vanderlaan 01\31\90
Radish, W. 25 b. Hillsborough Breslow 1977
Radish, W. Daikon 23 lb. 5 oz. Alachua Neilson 03\28\92
Rutabaga 22 Ibs. Lake Salter 11\19\93
Squash, calabaza LaPrima 36 Ibs. 8 oz. Seminole Chitty 08\16\91
Squash, hub. 131 Ib. 12 oz. Santa Rosa Bynum 10\26\94
Squash, banana 47 Ib. Putnam Bryant 07\12\96
Squash, butternut 23 b. 12 oz. Santa Rosa Bynum 09\26\92
Squash, seal. 3 lb.12 oz. Nassau Horne 06\22\99
Squash, spaghetti 47 lb. 9 oz. Duval Beck 09\09\96
Squash, zucchini Park's Black 14 lb. 10 oz. Nassau Lynch 06\22\99
Squash, Zucchini ,. .
Squash, Zucchini Cross-pollinated 16 lb. 6 oz. Marion Licari 06/8/01
Squash, summer YSN 6 lb. 2 oz. Escambia Harrison 07\13\95
Taro 8 oz. Palm Beach Oppe 01\17\92
Tomato Delicious 3 Ib. Marion Spangler 07\11\90
Turnip Just Right 18 lb. 4 oz. Union Clyatt 01\20\93
Watermelon Carolina Cross 205 lb. Levy Bumgardner 07\21\92
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Yam orue) -12 b.e 15oz. Palm Beach Oppe 01\26\93
Yardlong Bean 52 inches Orange Yoganand 01/07/97
(Stephens -Vegetarian 01-07)
Extension Vegetable Crops Specialists
Daniel J. Cantliffe
Professor and Chairman, Horticultural Sciences Department
Timothy E. Crocker
Professor, deciduous fruits and nuts, strawberry
Assistant Professor, strawberry
Assistant Professor, vegetable production
Elizabeth M. Lamb
Assistant Professor, production
Assistant Professor, soils
Donald N. Maynard
Stephen M. Olson
Professor, small farms
Mark A. Ritenour
Assistant Professor, postharvest
Ronald W. Rice
Assistant Professor, nutrition
Steven A. Sargent
Assistant Professor, vegetable nutrition
William M. Stall
Professor, weed control
James M. Stephens
Professor and Editor, vegetable gardening
Charles S. Vavrina
Associate Professor, transplants
James M. White
Associate Professor, organic farming
University of Florida
Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences
Horticultural Sciences Department
Florida Cooperative Extension Service
North Florida Research and Education Center Suwannee Valley
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