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Predicting the Harvest Time for Flowering Vegetables
This article was published originally on 7/1/1994It is often difficult to estimate when vegetable crops will be ready to be harvested. Weather conditions effect growth and development of the crop and can advance or delay maturity. For flowering vegetables, days from flowering provides a fairly accurate determination of harvest time.
Days from Flowering to Maturity Crop Time (Days) Snap bean 7-10 Sweet corn 15-23 (from silking) Cucumber, slicing 15-18 Eggplant (2/3 maximum size) 25-40 Muskmelon 42-46 Pepper, green 45-55 Summer squash, zucchini 3-4 Tomato, red 40-50 Watermelon, large 50-60 Watermelon, icebox 28-32
Year of Publication:
IC-467(17) -- July 1, 1994