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Archive of posts published in the category: Fresh Market Vegetables
Feb
20

DELAWARE PRODUCE FOOD SAFETY TRAININGS FOR 2014

In 2014, three initial training opportunities will be offered for produce growers on food safety and good agricultural practices and good handling practices (GAP’s and GHP’s) by the Delaware Cooperative Extension.  Training covers microbial food contaminants, outbreaks associated with produce, how produce becomes…

Jan
30

Gallery of Watermelon Varieties

These varieties have been tested in our watermelon trials and are recommended for production on Delmarva. The varieties are listed by maturity group. Those designated “High Quality” had average brix of 11.5% or more in the majority of years they were trialed. Disease…

Jan
28

2014 Commercial Vegetable Production Recommendations Available

The updated Delaware Commercial Vegetable Production Recommendations are available. As usual, this year’s guide includes updated insect, disease and weed control information as well as new variety recommendations. There are also new variety tables, including disease resistance information, days to maturity and quality…

May
1

Pole Lima Bean Landraces

Over the past several years a number of people have generously given me seed of pole lima bean varieties that they have grown and maintained.  In some cases these varieties have been grown by the family for more than 100 years.  As part…