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Last Update 05/01/11

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Planting Dates for Warm Season Vegetables from Seed

Crop Suggested Varieties Planting Dates North Planting Dates Central Planting Dates South
Beans, Snap,

Shell

Bush Blue Lake, Contender, Roma, Harvester, Provider, Cherokee Wax   Horticultural, Pinto Mar-Apr

Aug-Sep

Feb-Apr

Sep

Sep-Apr
Beans, pole Dade, McCaslan, Kentucky Wonder 191, Blue Lake Mar-Apr

Aug-Sep

Feb-Apr

Aug-Sep

Aug-Apr
Beans, lima Fordhook 242, Henderson, Jackson Wonder, Dixie Butterpea, Florida Butter (pole), Sieva (pole) Mar-Aug Feb-Apr

Sep

Aug-Apr
Cantaloupes Smith's Perfect, Ambrosia, Edisto 47, Planters Jumbo, Summet, Super Market Mar-Apr Feb-Apr Aug-Sep

Feb-Mar

Corn, sweet Silver Queen, Gold Cup, Guardian, Bonanza, Florida Staysweet, How Sweet It Is Mar-Apr

Aug

Feb-Mar

Aug-Sep

Aug-Mar
Cucumbers, slicers

Picklers

Poinsett, Ashley, Sprint, Sweet Success, Pot Luck,  Galaxy, SMR 18, Explorer Feb-Apr

Aug-Sep

Feb-Mar

Sep

Sep-Mar

 

Eggplant Florida Market, Black Beauty, Dusky, Long Tom, Ichiban, Tycoon Feb-Jul Jan-Mar

Aug-Sep

Dec-Feb

Aug-Oct

Okra Clemson Spineless, Perkins, Dwarf Green, Emerald, Blondy Mar-Jul Mar-Aug Feb-May

Aug-Sep

Peas, southern Blackeye, Mississippi Silver, Texas Cream 40, Snapea, Zipper Cream, Sadandy, Purplehull Mar-Aug Mar-Sep Aug-Apr
Peppers, sweet

Hot

Early Calwonder, Yolo Wonder, Big Bertha, Sweet Banana, Cubanelle, Hungarian Wax, Jalapeno Feb-Apr

Jul-Aug

Jan-Mar

Aug-Sep

Aug-Mar
Potatoes, sweet Porto Rico, Georgia Red, Jewel, Centennial, Coastal Sweet, Boniato, Sumor Mar-Jun Feb-Jun Feb-Jun

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Pumpkin Big Max, Funny Face, Connecticut Field, Spirit, Calabaza, Cushaw Mar-Apr

Aug

Feb-Mar

Aug

Jan-Feb

Aug-Sep

Squash, summer

Winter

Early Prolific Straightneck, Dixie, Summer Crookneck, Cocozelle, Gold Bar, Zucchini, Peter Pan, Scallopini, Sunburst, Sundrops, Sweet Mama, Table Queen, Butternut, Spaghetti Mar-Apr

Aug-Sep

Mar

Feb-Mar

Aug-Sep

Feb-Mar

Jan-Mar

Sep-Oct

Jan-Feb

Tomatoes, stake

Ground

Container

Floradel, Solar Set, Manalucie, Better Boy, Chelsea, Walter, Sun Coast, Floramerica, Flora-Dade, Duke, Florida Basket, Florida Petite, Micro Tom, Patio, Cherry, Sweet 100 Feb-Apr

Aug

Jan-Mar

Sep

Aug-Mar
Watermelon, large

Small

Seedless

Charleston Gray, Jubilee, Crimson, Sweet, Dixielee, Sugar Baby, Minilee, Mickeylee, Fummy Mar-Apr

Jul-Aug

Jan-Mar

Aug

Jan-Mar

Aug-Sep


Sources:
Florida Home Grown; Florida Gardening Month by Month; Florida Vegetables; Vegetable Gardening in Florida


 
 

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