Vegetable Planting Calendar - Page 3

Table 2
Recommended vegetable varieties and planting dates

VegetableVarietyCommentsDates to plant
South MissouriCentral MissouriNorth Missouri
Asparagus
 Jersey GeneralBuy 1-year-old crowns (may sow seed and grow plants); do not harvest the same year crowns are planted; harvest lightly second and third years3/15–4/54/1–204/5–25
Jersey Giant
Jersey Knight
Jersey King
Jersey Supreme
Millennium
VegetableVarietyCommentsDates to plant
South MissouriCentral MissouriNorth Missouri
Bean
Snap, bushContenderMosaic-resistant, heat-tolerant, high yields4/5–5/10
8/1–20
4/15–5/20
7/25–8/10
4/25–5/30
7/25–8/5
ProviderMosaic-resistant, white-seeded, early
DerbyMosaic-resistant, early high yield
StrikeMosaic-resistant
TemaConcentrated set straight and slender pods, high yields
TendercropMosaic-resistant, dark green, tender pods
Top CropMosaic-resistant, stringless, high yields
Purple QueenPurple pods turn green when cooked
Snap, poleKentucky WonderStandard pole bean with distinctive flavor4/20–5/155/1–205/10–20
Blue LakeGood eating quality
RomanoLarge, flat pod, distinctive flavor
Half-runner typesMountaineerGood yield, light green pods4/15–5/10
8/1–20
4/15–5/20
7/25–8/10
4/25-5/30
7/25–8/5
StatePods slightly curved, some drought tolerance
StripedVigorous, can be interplanted with corn
Wax, bushCherokee WaxVigorous, productive and dependable4/5–5/10
8/1–20
4/15–5/20
7/25–8/10
4/25–5/30
7/25–8/5
Gold CropExcellent quality
SlenderwaxGood yield, heat-tolerant, white seed, mosaic-resistant
Gold MinGood yields
Gold RushGood yields
EurekaGood yields
Lima, bushBurpee ImprovedGood yields, 3–5 beans per pod4/25–5/20515–255/10–25
Henderson BushPopular baby lima
Fordhook 242Reliable, large-seeded lima; sets pods in hot weather
Lima, poleKing of the GardenLarge-seeded lima, good quality5/1–155/10–155/15–25
Speckled ChristmasLarge, speckled, full flavor
Italian, bushRoma IIBush version of Romano4/15–5/155/1–205/10–25
Dry (shelled)Dwarf HorticulturalSmall, dry, white bean4/25–5/155/5–205/10–25
Red KidneyRed, kidney-shaped
VegetableVarietyCommentsDates to plant
South MissouriCentral MissouriNorth Missouri
Beet
 Detroit Dark RedStandard table beet, excellent quality3/1–25
8/1–15
3/15–4/15
8/1–10
4/1–15
7/25–8/1
Ruby QueenGlobe shape, uniform dark red, fine-textured interior
Crosby GreentopBright green tops for bunching
Red AceHeat-tolerant, high sugar content
Early WonderEarly flattened globe, dark red interior with some zoning
ChioggiaLight red roots with red and white zones
CylindraDark red, cylinder-like shape
Golden DetroitBright golden root, does not “bleed” like red beet
VegetableVarietyCommentsDates to plant
South MissouriCentral MissouriNorth Missouri
Broccoli (plants)
 Premium CropMidseason, large center heads, few side shoots3/10–30
8/1–15
3/20–4/10
7/25–8/5
3/25–4/5
7/25–30
DiplomatHigh blue-green domed heads, good heat tolerance
Green ComeEarly, excellent center heads and large side shoots
EmperorEarly to midseason, few side shoots
PackmanEarly, large heads, few side shoots
Green ValiantMidseason small beads, firm head
GoliathMidseason, large tight heads
MarathonMid- to late season; excellent quality
VegetableVarietyCommentsDates to plant
South MissouriCentral MissouriNorth Missouri
Brussell sprouts (plants)
 Jade Cross HybridEarly, good quality3/10–30
8/1–10
3/20–4/10
7/25–30
3/25–4/5
7/20–30
Royal MarvelProductive, 1 to 1.25-inch sprouts, tolerant to tip burn
FranklinLate, 1.5-inch sprouts, good flavor
VegetableVarietyCommentsDates to plant
South MissouriCentral MissouriNorth Missouri
Cabbage (plants)
 Golden AcreEarly, excellent quality3/5–4/5
8/1–15
3/20–4/20
7/20–8/5
4/1–20
7/20–30
StoneheadSmall, solid head, resists splitting
BravoMid to late season, excellent quality
Savoy AceGood quality savoy type
Head StartEarly, medium-sized head
ConquestMidseason, medium-sized head
GourmetMidseason, medium-large head
CheersLate season, large head
Red AcreDark red, firm head
Copenhagen MarketMidseason, firm heads resist splitting
VegetableVarietyCommentsDates to plant
South MissouriCentral MissouriNorth Missouri
Carrot
 Scarlet Nantes Tapered roots to 7 inches, small core, good flavor3/5–25
8/1–15
3/15–4/5
7/25–30
3/25–4/10
7/20–30
Red Core ChantenayBlocky roots, adapted to heavy soil
IngotBright orange root to 8 inches, good flavor
Little FingersBaby carrot, harvest at 3–4 inches
Atomic RedBright red tapered roots, high in lycopene
BoleroExcellent for fall carrots
VegetableVarietyCommentsDates to plant
South MissouriCentral MissouriNorth Missouri
Cauliflower (plants)
 Snow CrownEarly, good for spring and fall, excellent quality, popular3/5–4/5
8/1–15
3/20–4/20
7/20–8/5
4/1–20
7/20–30
FremontEarly to midseason, good self-wrap growth habit
Snow BallUniform, vigorous, erect outer leaves—tie to blanch
White SailsMidseason, internal black speck-resistant/tolerant
Silver StreakLate, for fall harvest
VegetableVarietyCommentsDates to plant
South MissouriCentral MissouriNorth Missouri
Chinese cabbage
 Jade Pagoda  Early spring (plants), fall planting3/5–4/53/20–4/204/1–20
Sumiko50-day compact Napa type
VegetableVarietyCommentsDates to plant
South MissouriCentral MissouriNorth Missouri
Collards
 GeorgiaUsed for cooking greens3/10–303/15–4/103/20–4/10
VatesUsed for cooking greens
Blue MaxBlue-green leaves
Hi CropBlue-green leaves
VegetableVarietyCommentsDates to plant
South MissouriCentral MissouriNorth Missouri
Corn, sweet (Isolate all sweet corn 250 feet or 14 days in maturity from field corn; SH2 and augmented supersweet also should be isolated from other sweet corn.)
Yellow, sugar-enhanced (SE)IncredibleMidseason, excellent quality, very popular4/15–8/154/25–8/15/1–7/20
BodaciousMidseason, excellent quality
LegendEarly
Sweet RiserEarly
TuxedoMidseason
Sugar AceMidseason
Bicolor, sugar-enhanced (SE)AmbrosiaMidseason, bicolor form of Bodacious4/15–8/154/25–8/15/1–7/20
DelectableMidseason, bicolor form of Incredible
  
Peaches and CreamMidseason, excellent quality, tender kernels
TrinityEarly, good early vigor in cool soil
Sweet ChorusEarly, good germination in cool soil
JackpotMidseason, sweet and tender kernels
LancelotMidseason, good quality
White, sugar-enhanced (SE)ArgentMidseason, white version of Incredible4/15–8/154/25–8/15/1–7/20
Silver QueenMidseason, very popular white
Sweet IceEarly to midseason, good early vigor in cool soil
Silver KingMidseason, superb eating quality
Yellow, supersweet (SH2) SH2 cultivars do not germinate well in cool soilIllini Extra SweetMidseason, original supersweet corn, popular4/15–8/154/25–8/15/1–7/20
Extra Early SupersweetPopular early supersweet
ZenithMidseason, good tip cover, productive
Bicolor, supersweet (SH2) SH2 cultivars do not germinate well in cool soilCandy CornerMidseason, good yields4/15–8/154/25–8/15/1–7/20
AwesomeMidseason, good yields
Sweet SurpriseMidseason
BuenoMidseason, germinates in cool soil
ObsessionMidseason, good tip cover
White, supersweet (SH2) SH2 cultivars do not germinate well in cool soilIce QueenMidseason, good seed emergence4/15–8/154/25–8/15/1–7/20
Yellow, synergistic (SG)ApplauseMidseason, synergistic form of Bodacious4/15–8/154/25–8/15/1–7/20
Honey SelectMidseason, exceptional flavor and sweetness
Bicolor, synergistic (SG)ProvidenceMidseason, superb eating quality4/15–8/154/25–8/15/1–7/20
CameoMidseason, synergistic form of Delectable
Pay DirtEarly, sweet and tender kernels
White, synergistic (SG)CelestialMidseason, synergistic form of Argent4/15–8/154/25–8/15/1–7/20
Yellow, augmented supersweet (SHQ)VisionMidseason, exceptional eating quality4/15–8/154/25–8/15/1–7/20
Mirai 002Midseason, excellent quality, tender kernels
Bicolor, augmented supersweet (SHQ)Mirai 301BCMidseason, extremely sweet, tender kernels4/15–8/154/25–8/15/1–7/20
White, augmented supersweet (SHQ)Sweet IceMidseason, strong plants4/15–8/154/25–8/15/1–7/20
VegetableVarietyCommentsDates to plant
South MissouriCentral MissouriNorth Missouri
Cucumber
SlicingSweet SliceMidseason, sweet, burpless, popular4/25–5/305/5–305/10–30
Dasher IIEarly, dark green, concentrated set
Sweet SuccessMidseason, sets fruit without pollination
General LeeMidseason, sets fruit without pollination, productive
SpeedwayVery early version of Dasher II
Burpless 26Midseason, smooth, long fruit
PicklesBoston PicklingMidseason, vigorous, longtime favorite4/25–5/305/5–305/10–30
FrancipakEarly to midseason, medium-large plant
EurekaMidseason, vigorous, good yields, white spines
Bush typesBush PickleConcentrated set4/25–5/305/5–305/10–30
Little Leaf (H-19)Compact vine
Salad BushSlicing type
VegetableVarietyCommentsDates to plant
South MissouriCentral MissouriNorth Missouri
Eggplant (plants)
 DuskyExtra-early, elongated fruit5/1–205/10–255/15–25
Black BellEarly, compact plants, tobacco mosaic virus–resistant
Black BeautyMidseason, deep purple, high yields
ClassicEarly, dark purple elongated fruit, high yields
White StarLate, tapered white fruit, less bitter than purple types
IchibanEarly, long, slender, “oriental” type
RositaMidseason, lavender, long, cylindrical
VegetableVarietyCommentsDates to plant
South MissouriCentral MissouriNorth Missouri
Endive
 Green CurledDeeply cut leaf margins, green ribs3/15–4/53/25–4/154/1–15
Full Heart BatavianAlso known as escarole, buttery texture
VegetableVarietyCommentsDates to plant
South MissouriCentral MissouriNorth Missouri
Kale
 Blue ArmorEarly, deep blue-green leaves heavily curled and fringed3/10–303/20–4/53/25–4/5
Blue KnightEarly, deep blue-green leaves, curled, high yields
Dwarf Curled ScotchEarly, compact, hardy, blue-green leaves, finely curled
Dwarf SiberianEarly, very hardy, blue-green leaves not curled
VegetableVarietyCommentsDates to plant
South MissouriCentral MissouriNorth Missouri
Kohlrabi
 Grand Duke HybridUse when 2–2.5 inches in diameter3/15–4/5
8/1–15
3/25–4/15
7/25–8/5
4/1–15
7/20–25
EderEarly, high yields
VegetableVarietyCommentsDates to plant
South MissouriCentral MissouriNorth Missouri
Lettuce
Loose LeafBlack Seeded SimpsonExcellent quality, dependable, longtime favorite3/10–5/1
8/1–30
3/15–5/10
8/1–20
4/1–5/15
8/1–15
TangoExcellent for early spring
Salad BowlHeat-tolerant, good quality, dependable
New Red FireIntense red color
OakleafSuperior heat tolerance, loose outer leaves
Ruby RedVery colorful, compact plant
Butterhead  ButtercrunchImproved Bibb type, bolts more slowly in heat3/10–4/20
8/1–20
3/15–4/20
8/1–10
4/1–20
7/25–30
SangriaRed butterhead type, resists bolting
EsmeraldaBright green, semiheading, good quality, disease-resistant
RomaineJerichoHeat-tolerant, good quality3/10–4/203/15–4/204/1–4/20
Red RomaineBroad, flat leaves, red
Parris IslandSweet crisp leaves, 10–12 inches tall
HeadGreat LakesMedium-sized heads, bright green, slow to bolt3/10–253/20–4/253/25–4/5
SummertimeSolid head, heat-tolerant, rarely becomes bitter
Ithaca
VegetableVarietyCommentsDates to plant
South MissouriCentral MissouriNorth Missouri
Cantalope (muskmelon)
 AthenaModerate net, oval shape, early to midseason4/20–5/155/1–205/10–20
AphroditeEarlier than Athena, good netting, excellent quality
EclipseHeavy net, round shape, midseason
Burpee HybridLarge fruit, productive
SaticoyVery good quality
AmbrosiaPeach-colored flesh, sweet
PassportEarly, green-fleshed Galia type, very sweet
Earl-DewGreen-fleshed honeydew type
LambkinGreen-fleshed Piel de Sapo type
VegetableVarietyCommentsDates to plant
South MissouriCentral MissouriNorth Missouri
Mustard
 Green WaveExcellent quality, slow to bolt, medium green3/10–5/1
8/1–30
3/15–5/1
8/1–30
3/25–5/1
8/1–30
SavanaEarly maturing hybrid, smooth leaves
Southern Giant CurledCurly leaf, heat-tolerant
TendergreenLarge, smooth leaf
VegetableVarietyCommentsDates to plant
South MissouriCentral MissouriNorth Missouri
Okra
 Clemson SpinelessDark green, longtime favorite4/20–5/105/1–5/255/10–25
Annie Oakley IIHybrid
LeeLong spineless pods on dwarf plants
VegetableVarietyCommentsDates to plant
South MissouriCentral MissouriNorth Missouri
Onion
Sets or plantsCandyEarly, large Spanish type, sweet and mild, popular3/10–303/15–4/153/25–4/15
Yellow Sweet SpanishMidseason, large globe, mild flavor
White Sweet SpanishLate, mild flesh, stores well
CopraMidseason, yellow globe, stores well
Giant Red HamburgerEarly, red skin, popular red
Texas SupersweetLarge globe, light yellow skin, mild
Walla WallaLarge globe, very sweet, does not store well
GreenBeltsville Bunching 
VegetableVarietyCommentsDates to plant
South MissouriCentral MissouriNorth Missouri
Parsley
 Moss CurledSeed slow to germinate, finely cut leaves3/20–4/104/1–204/10–20
Forest GreenDark green, semicurled leaves
Dark Moss CurledCurly leaf
PerfectionFlat leaf
VegetableVarietyCommentsDates to plant
South MissouriCentral MissouriNorth Missouri
Parsnips
 All AmericaLarge, tapered roots3/20–4/104/1–204/10–20
Hollow CrownSeed slow to germinate
VegetableVarietyCommentsDates to plant
South MissouriCentral MissouriNorth Missouri
Peanut
 SpanishSmall, sweet, early4/25–5/155/5–255/10–20
Jumbo VirginiaLarge, rich flavor
VegetableVarietyCommentsDates to plant
South MissouriCentral MissouriNorth Missouri
Pea
English (shell peas)Little MarvelEarly, small plants but productive, popular3/1–303/15–4/103/25–4/10
Green ArrowMidseason, high yields, disease-resistant
SpringEarly, 3-inch pods
BoleroMidseason, good yields
Green ArrowMidseason, good yields
LincolnMidseason, excellent quality
Snap peas (edible-podded)Sugar SnapMidseason, 3-inch pods, tall vines3/1–303/15–4/103/25–4/10
Sugar AnnEarly, dwarf version of Sugar Snap
Sugar SprintEarly, good yields, high-quality
CascadiaEarly, dwarf vine, good disease resistance
CowpeaMississippi SilverEarly maturing, brown Crowder, use green or dry4/15–304/25–5/155/1–15
Pink Eye Purple HullBushy, vining to semivining plant, white with purple eye
VegetableVarietyCommentsDates to plant
South MissouriCentral MissouriNorth Missouri
Pepper (plants)
Sweet (bell)RevolutionMidseason, extra-large fruit mature to dark red5/1–255/10–305/15–30
King ArthurMidseason, fruit mature to bright red, good yields
Yolo WonderMidseason, thick-walled fruit mature to red, popular
Big BerthaMidseason, very large fruit mature to red
Purple BeautyMidseason, compact plant, purple fruit
AristotleMidseason, large, thick-walled fruit mature to red
HotHungarian WaxMidseason, yellow, banana-shaped fruit, mildly hot5/1–255/10–305/15–30
JalapenoMidseason, green fruit mature to red, hot
HabaneroLate, green fruit mature to orange, extremely hot
Long Red CayenneMidseason, long, slender red fruit, hot
Scotch BonnetLate, unique round fruit, extremely hot
Anaheim ChiliMidseason, long tapered fruit, mildly hot
VegetableVarietyCommentsDates to plant
South MissouriCentral MissouriNorth Missouri
Potato, Irish
White skinIrish CobblerEarly, white skin and flesh, longtime favorite3/10–303/20–4/104/1–15
KennebecLate, excellent, resistant to late blight, skins easily
Red skinRed NorlandVery early, smooth, shallow eyes, resistant to scab3/10–303/20–4/104/1–15
RedsenEarly, attractive red, round, smooth potato
Red PontiacLate, good quality and yield
Russet skinNorgold RussetBest russet, yield and quality good3/10–303/20–4/104/1–15
Russet NorkotahEarly, good appearance with good baking quality
VegetableVarietyCommentsDates to plant
South MissouriCentral MissouriNorth Missouri
Pumpkin
Miniature fruitJack-Be-LittleDeep orange, 3- to 4-inch fruit, 2–3 oz.5/1–155/15–255/20–30
Baby BooWhite version of Jack-Be-Little
HooliganBicolor version of Jack-Be-Little
Small-to-medium fruitBaby BearDeep orange, 1.5–2.5 lb., good yields5/1–155/15–255/20–30
PranksterDeep orange, 3 lb., ideal for painting
SpooktacularDeep orange, smooth, 3–4 lb., good yields
LuminaWhite skin, orange flesh, 10–15 lb.
Small SugarBright orange, 8-inch fruit, one of the best for pies
Mystic PlusDeep orange, semibush vine, 5–10 lb., mildew-resistant
Medium-to-large fruitGold RushDeep gold, good handle, good yields, 35–40 lb.5/1–155/15–255/20–30
Magic LanternDark orange, mildew-resistant, 16–24 lb.
Gold MedallionDeep orange, good handle, 40+ lb.
Gold MedalOrange, 4-inch handle, keeps well, 20–35 lb.
GladiatorGolden orange, mildew-resistant, 20–30 lb.
Solid goldDeep orange/gold, good handles, 25 lb.
Very large fruitPrize WinnerBright reddish-orange, oblong fruit, up to 150 lb.5/1–155/15–255/20–30
Atlantic GiantPale orange color, oblong, extremely large, 200+ lb.
Big MaxPinkish orange color, oval fruit, up to 100 lb.
VegetableVarietyCommentsDates to plant
South MissouriCentral MissouriNorth Missouri
Radish
 Cherry BelleSmall, globular, uniform, scarlet root3/10–5/10
8/1–30
3/15–5/1
8/1–25
3/25–5/1
8/1–20
ChampionLarge, globular, mild
Easter EggNovelty, purple, pink, red, white
CometRed root, firm, crisp interior
White IcicleSlender, tapering root, white exterior and interior
VegetableVarietyCommentsDates to plant
South MissouriCentral MissouriNorth Missouri
Rhubarb (crowns)
 Canada RedStalks dark red throughout, vigorous, popular3/15–304/1–204/10–25
McDonaldUpright, stalks moderate red, tender
ValentineProduces fewer seed stalks than McDonald
VictoriaStalks red, lighter than Canada Red
VegetableVarietyCommentsDates to plant
South MissouriCentral MissouriNorth Missouri
Spinach
 Bloomsdale Long StandingThick, crumpled (savoy), dark green leaves, spring only3/10–5/1
8/1–30
3/20–4/20
8/1–20
4/1–20
7/20–8/10
MelodyRound, thick leaves, excellent quality
TyeeSemisavoy, excellent quality, heat-tolerant, spring or fall
AvonSemisavoy, mildew-resistant, spring or fall
VegetableVarietyCommentsDates to plant
South MissouriCentral MissouriNorth Missouri
Squash
Summer, zucchiniAmbassadorDark green fruit, open plant habit, very productive5/1–305/10–305/15–30
RevenueMedium green fruit, bush plant
DividendMedium green fruit, pen plant habit
Spineless BeautyMedium green fruit, good for late plantings
GoldfingerGolden yellow fruit
Summer, yellow straightneckMultipikEarly, yellow, good quality, high yields5/1–305/10–305/15–30
General PattonYellow, medium-sized plants, productive
MonetVigorous, exceptional quality, good yields
Summer, yellow crookneckGolden CrookneckEarly, high yields, small seed cavity, popular5/1–305/10–305/15–30
DixieLemon yellow, highly curved fruit
Prelude IIGood resistance to powdery mildew and certain viruses
Summer, patty pan typesSunburstDark lemon-yellow fruit5/1–305/10–305/15–30
ScallopiniDark green fruit
Peter PanLime green fruit
Winter, acornTable AceBlack-green skin, smooth texture, very productive5/1–305/10–305/15–30
TayBelleBlack-green skin, semibush, good disease resistance
Table QueenGreen skin, good quality interior, good keeper
Winter, butternutButternut SupremeBuff-colored skin, pale orange flesh, block fruit with thick neck, good quality5/1–305/10–305/15–30
ZenithOrange flesh, good quality
WalthamLarge fruit, good flavor, free of crooked necks
Early ButternutEarly, buff-colored fruit, compact vines, good quality
ButterboyBuff-colored skin, reddish-orange flesh, good flavor, productive
Winter, buttercupButtercup BurgessDark green skin, turban shape, excellent quality5/1–305/10–305/15–30
Autumn CupDark green skin, compact plant, excellent quality
Winter, hubbardBlue HubbardBlue-gray skin, football-shaped, fine-textured flesh5/1–305/10–305/15–30
Winter, spaghettiVegetable SpaghettiYellow skin, vining, 3–4 lb fruit, productive, stores well5/1–305/10–305/15–30
TivoliLight yellow skin, semibush, good for small gardens
VegetableVarietyCommentsDates to plant
South MissouriCentral MissouriNorth Missouri
Sweet potato (plants)
 CentennialOrange skin and flesh, very popular5/1–6/155/10–6/105/15–6/5
BeauregardLight red skin, orange flesh, high yields, early
Georgia JetRed skin, orange flesh, early
JewelOrange flesh, early
VegetableVarietyCommentsDates to plant
South MissouriCentral MissouriNorth Missouri
Swiss chard
 Bright LightsVariety of stem colors, mild flavor3/15–5/154/1–5/304/15–5/20
LucullusLight green, moderately crumpled leaves
Rhubarb ChardCrumpled, dark green leaves, red stem
VegetableVarietyCommentsDates to plant
South MissouriCentral MissouriNorth Missouri
Tomato (plants)
Indeterminate growth habit

See disease resistance key
Beefmaster (VFN)80 days, large beefsteak type4/20–5/105/10–205/15–30
Better Boy (VFN)70 days, medium-large fruit, popular
Big Beef (VFFNT)73 days, large fruit, good quality
Early Girl (VF)52 days, very early, medium-sized fruit
Jet Star (VF)70 days, productive, low acid
Pink Girl (VFFN)76 days, pink fruit, good quality
Supersweet 100 (VF)65 days, cherry tomato, very sweet
Determinate growth habit

See disease resistance key
Carolina Gold (VFF)73 days, golden yellow fruit4/20–5/105/10–205/15–30
Celebrity (AVFFNTSt)70 days, medium-sized fruit, good flavor
Florida 91 (VFF)80 days, high yeilds
Mountain Fresh Plus (VFFN)77 days, good cracking resistance
Patio (F)70 days, small, good for containers
Red Bounty (VFFNTSt)76 days, good quality and yields
Scarlet Red (AVFFSt)75 days, very large fruit
VegetableVarietyCommentsDates to plant
South MissouriCentral MissouriNorth Missouri
Turnip
 Purple Top White GlobeStandard variety for root and greens3/10–5/1
8/1–30
3/20–5/1
7/20–8/15
3/25–5/1
7/20–8/5
Just Right HybridFlattened globe shape, all white
Royal CrownVigorous for root or greens
Seven TopGood for greens, root is not edible
All TopHigh greens producer, does not produce roots
VegetableVarietyCommentsDates to plant
South MissouriCentral MissouriNorth Missouri
Watermelon
SeededCrimson SweetGreen, striped, blocky round, 20–30 lb., very popular4/20–5/155/1–205/10–20
CarmenGreen, striped, blocky round, 15–20 lb.
Jade StarDark green, “ice box” type, small oval, 6–10 lb.
RegencyDark green, striped, blocky oblong, 18–22 lb.
Royal SweetLight green, striped, blocky oval, 20–25 lb.
SangriaDark green, striped, long blocky oval, 20–26 lb.
Seedless (triploid)GypsyGreen, dark green striped, oval, 13–17 lb.4/20–5/155/1–205/10–20
CooperstownGreen, striped, blocky round, 16–22 lb.
GenesisDark green, striped, round shape, 15–18 lb.
MillionaireLight green striped, oblong, 13–20 lb.
SummerSweet 5244Light green, striped, round oval, 16–20 lb.
Tri-X-313Dark green, striped, oval, 15–20 lb.

Tomato plant disease resistance (in parentheses)

  • A = Alternaria stem  canker
  • F = Fusarium wilt (race 1)
  • FF = Fusarium wilt (races 1 and 2)
  • N = Nematodes
  • St = Gray leaf spot
  • T = Tobacco mosaic virus
  • V = Verticillium wilt
Original authors
A.E. Gaus and R.R. Rothenberger, Department of Horticulture