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Horticulture & Home Pest News is filled with articles on current horticulture, plant care, pest management, and common household pests written by Iowa State University Extension specialists in the Departments of Entomology, Horticulture and Plant Pathology.

Predicting the Harvest Time for Flowering Vegetables

This article was published originally on 7/1/1994
It 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



This article originally appeared in the July 1, 1994 issue, p. 105.

Year of Publication: 
1994
Issue: 
IC-467(17) -- July 1, 1994