Category: Fruits & Vegetables

In-Ground Citrus Production

Citrus species have been grown in South Carolina for hundreds of years in the coastal plains and sea islands. Cold winter temperatures are the main limiting factors for growing citrus in South...

Blackberry

Blackberries (Rubus fruticosus) are native to the Southeastern United States and can be found growing wild in many areas throughout South Carolina. They are highly valued by wildlife and humans...

Blueberry

This popular small fruit bears plenty of berries that are delightful when eaten fresh, used in pies, muffins, or pancakes, or added as a fruit topping for breakfast cereals. Also, blueberry plants...

Phylloxera of Pecan

Phylloxerans are tiny, aphid-like insects that cause galls on plants as a result of their feeding. Once the feeding damages the leaf tissue, the plant tries to compartmentalize the wound. Then a...

Cauliflower

Transplanting Dates Area Spring Fall Piedmont Mar 20 to Apr 30 Jul 15 to Aug 31 Coastal Mar 1 to Apr 10 Aug 15 to Aug 30 Piedmont: Abbeville, Anderson, Cherokee, Chester, Chesterfield, Edgefield,...

Garden Peas

Garden peas (Pisum sativum L.) are cool-season crops that include the common green English pea and the edible-podded pea. English peas are shelled and only the seed eaten, whereas edible-podded peas...

Watermelons

Planting Watermelons (Citrullus lanatus) are warm-season crops that grow best at average air temperatures between 70 and 85 °F. Melon seeds do not germinate well in cold soil. The soil temperature...

Southern Peas

Southern peas, black-eyed peas and field peas are all names for the crop known worldwide as cowpeas (Vigna unguiculata ssp. unguiculata). Cowpeas probably originated in Africa and were introduced to...

Pumpkins & Winter Squash

Pumpkins and squash have been grown in North America for thousands of years. Native Americans ate pumpkins roasted, boiled and stewed, and they roasted the seeds for food as well. Most pumpkins now...

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