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Vegetable Profiles: Tomatoes

(More vegetable Profiles) Related Videos Print: (PDF) HG 56 IPM Series: Tomatoes The tomato ( Solanum lycopersicum ) is an herbaceous, usually sprawling plant in the nightshade family that is typically cultivated for its edible fruit. It is a perennial but is usually grown outdoors in temperate...

Vegetable Profiles: Swiss Chard

(More vegetable Profiles) Print: (PDF) GE 128 Swiss Chard Swiss chard (Beta vulgaris var. cicla ) is also known by the names Silverbeet, Perpetual Spinach, Spinach Beet, Crab Beet, Seakale Beet, and Mangold. This leafy vegetable is a cultivated descendant of the sea beet, Beta vulgaris subsp...

Vegetable Profiles: Sweet Potato

(More vegetable Profiles) Print: (PDF) GE 127 Sweet Potatoes Video: How to Start Sweet Potato Plants Recipe: (PDF) Sweet n Spicy Sweet Potatoes The sweet potato ( Ipomoea batatas ) belongs to the family Convolvulaceae. Its large, starchy, sweet tasting roots are an important vegetable. Its young...

Vegetable Profiles: Sweet Corn

(More vegetable Profiles) Print: (PDF) GE 135 Sweet Corn Sweet corn ( Zea mays convar. saccharata var. rugosa ) is a variety of maize with a high sugar content. It is a tender annual which likes warm weather. It is picked when immature (milk stage) and eaten as a vegetable, rather than a grain...

Vegetable Profiles: Summer Squash

(More vegetable Profiles) Print: (PDF) GE 125 Summer Squash Summer squashes ( Curcubita pepo ) are warm-season plants that do not grow well until soil and air temperatures exceed 60°F. They are harvested when immature and the rind is still tender and edible. In addition to describing the time of...

Vegetable Profiles: Spinach

(More vegetable Profiles) Print: (PDF) GE 124 Spinach Recipe: (PDF) Rubies and Greens Spinach ( Spinacia oleracea ) is an edible flowering plant in the family Chenopodiaceae. It is a hardy annual plant which grows to a height of 8-12 inches. Spinach is thought to have originated in ancient Persia (...

Vegetable Profiles: Southern Pea

(More vegetable Profiles) Print: (PDF) GE 123 Southern Pea The Southern ( Vigna unguiculata ) pea is known by many names including “blackeyes”, “cowpeas”, “crowders” and “field peas”. These peas grow in long pods on bush, vining or semi-vining plants. Some varieties are fast (50-55 days) maturing...

Vegetable Profiles: Cauliflower

(More vegetable Profiles) Print: (PDF) GE 107 Cauliflower Hardiness: Half-hardy biennial. Treat as an annual. Temperature: Cool (60 degrees F - 65 degrees F) Planting: Set out 5 to 7 week old transplants 3 to 4 weeks before the frost-free date. Seed in beds or flats for fall transplanting or direct...

Vegetable Profiles: Radish

(More vegetable Profiles) Print: (PDF) GE121 Radish Radishes are very quick and easy to grow and are a great vegetable to start with children.There are several types of radishes- small spring, Asian daikon, and winter storage cultivars. Storage roots (“the radish”) become spicy hot and woody with...

Vegetable Profiles: Pumpkin

(More vegetable Profiles) Blog : Pumpkin Time Print: (PDF) GE120 Pumpkin Pumpkin is a summer-growing annual of the genus Curcurbita and the family Curcurbitaceae, which also includes gourds. It is a winter squash recognized by its many creases running from the stem to the bottom on its thick-...

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