Calabacín de Verano
This bulletin presents the framework for the nutrient recommendations for vegetable crops given in the new MSU nutrient recommendation program. A subsequent bulletin will provide more management information to complement basic details of the recommendations for individual crops.
Fruits and vegetables begin to deteriorate after they are harvested and separated from their growing environment. The rate of deterioration defines how long they will be acceptable for consumption. This is known as “shelf life.” To preserve the quality of fruits and vegetables and maximize profits for growers, it is critical to control the temperature of fresh produce and minimize the amount of time that products are exposed to detrimental temperatures.
Market gardeners try to schedule their planting so they can offer customers a continuous supply of fresh flowers, herbs, and vegetables throughout the growing season. This publication helps growers plan planting times and succession planting, by providing soil temperature germination ranges and other information of assistance to market gardeners.
Septoria leaf and fruit spot, caused by the fungus Septoria cucurbitacearum, can be an important disease of certain cucurbits grown in the Northeast and Midwest. The fungus can infect the leaves of muskmelon, pumpkin, summer and winter squash (butternut, acorn, and processing “pumpkins” [actually squash]), and gourds and the fruit of pumpkin, butternut, acorn, and processing “pumpkins”.
Los escarabajos del pepino están presentes a través de los Estados Unidos y causan un serio daño a los cultivos de cucurbitáceas — pepinos, melones, zapallos, y calabazas.
Summer squash usually is direct seeded or planted by transplants for early markets. The use of black plastic and transplants also increases early yields in cool springs. Do not plant squash or pumpkin seed until soil temperature reaches 60°F.
Frozen Fruit and Vegetable Division
Industrial IQF Fruits
We offer the following sizes on 10 kg and 40 lb in blue low density polybags in corrugated boxes
Other size packaging is available upon request
Private Label Fruits and Vegetables
Our line of Tropical fruits and vegetables is available under our own brands FRUTTYDICE and COSTA DE ORO as well as in Private Label Brands.
The purpose of this book is to provide the best and most up-to-date information available for commercial vegetable growers in the southeastern US: Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Tennessee, South Carolina and Virginia. These recommendations are suggested guidelines for production in the above states. Factors such as markets, weather, and location may warrant modifications and/or different practices or planting dates not specifically mentioned in this book.