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High tunnel 4 spring summer
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High tunnel 4 spring summer

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Crops for spring and summer in high tunnels

Crops for spring and summer in high tunnels

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  • Zucchini in May
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    • 1. Spring/Summer Production
    • 2. Production starts in mid-December with seeding flats. Helpful hints and tools: <ul><li>Have seeds, media, flats on hand </li></ul><ul><li>A heated greenhouse </li></ul><ul><li>Germination mats </li></ul>
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    • 13. March Close-up: Spring freeze Date (2007) Soil temp. (°C) Air temp. (°C)
    • 14. <ul><li>High Tunnel Tomato Varieties </li></ul><ul><li>Traits and characteristics to consider when selecting </li></ul><ul><li>Your market & marketing strategy </li></ul><ul><li>Earliness </li></ul><ul><li>Flavor </li></ul><ul><li>Size </li></ul><ul><li>Disease resistance </li></ul>
    • 15. Polbig Determinate - compact plant Very Early Maturing – 60 day Small to Medium size 8 ounce Globe shaped – pointed end Good tasting Performs well in cool weather
    • 16. Jetsetter Indeterminate Very Early Maturing – 64 day Medium size 8 to 10 ounce Smooth, flatten, bright red Real tomato flavor Good disease resistance
    • 17. Bush Early Girl Determinate Very Early Maturing – 65 day Medium size 8 to 12 ounce Smooth, bright red Meaty & flavorful Good disease resistance
    • 18. Bush Champion Determinate – compact plants Very Early Maturing – 65 day Large 10 to 12 ounce fruits Smooth, bright red Excellent flavor Good disease resistance
    • 19. Applause Vigorous Determinate Early Maturing – 67 to 70 day Large 10 to 12 ounce fruits Smooth, bright red Good tomato flavor
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    • 21. Staking & Stringing tomatoes improves fruit quality
    • 22. Pruning or suckering tomatoes improves air circulation and can increase the size of individual tomatoes
    • 23. One inch of water per week = 1800 gallons of water for a typical high tunnel structure.
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    • 25. Some of the other crops we have growing in our high tunnels include Strawberries. Here you see them in bloom with fruit beginning to ripen.
    • 26. Pollinating strawberries with a cordless leaf blower
    • 27. So while we’re busy getting an early jump on summer crops in our high tunnels, they are also providing us with a great selection of produce to have at our early to mid-April farmer’s market!
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    • 34. Meanwhile, back in our high tunnels…
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    • 36. Cherry tomato set, May 2. You can see the growth on the other tomatoes in the background.
    • 37. Photo: L Jett WVU
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    • 42. Some other crops we are growing in May in the high tunnels. Bell peppers – will be ready to sell June 1.
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    • 44. <ul><li>High Tunnel Pepper Varieties </li></ul><ul><li>Traits and characteristics to consider when selecting </li></ul><ul><li>Your market & marketing strategy </li></ul><ul><li>Type (Bell, Hot, etc) </li></ul><ul><li>Earliness </li></ul><ul><li>Color </li></ul><ul><li>Size </li></ul><ul><li>Disease resistance </li></ul>
    • 45. Ace Green Bell ~ ripens Red Very Early – 50 day green 70 red Medium sized 3 - 4 lobe Resistant to blossom drop
    • 46. King Arthur Green Bell ~ ripens Red Early – 59 day green, 79 red Large 3 – 4 lobe Good disease resistance, including PVY & BLS 1 & 2
    • 47. Goliath Green Bell ~ ripens Red Mid season – 68 day green 80 red Large 4 lobe 4” x 7”
    • 48. Flavorburst Lime green Bell ~ ripens Yellow Mid season – 65 day Lime green 87 bright yellow Medium large 3 lobe
    • 49. Sweet Spot Banana Pepper Greenish yellow to Orange to Red Long 8” by 2” Disease resistance to BLS 1,2,3 Heavy yields
    • 50. Big Daddy Marconi Pepper Ripens golden - yellow 73 day Long 8 – 10” Thick wall
    • 51. Green Beans
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    • 53. Purple Majesty German Butterball Yukon Gold Carola Red Lasoda Colorado Rose Purple Viking Desiree All Blue
    • 54. Cucumbers - Note the lady beetle pupae.
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    • 56. Zephyr summer squash growing along a side wall
    • 57. Zucchini
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    • 63. Main Crops for Spring/Summer...... <ul><li>Tomatoes </li></ul><ul><li>Peppers </li></ul><ul><li>Cucumbers </li></ul><ul><li>Mesclun </li></ul><ul><li>Lettuce </li></ul><ul><li>Eggplant </li></ul><ul><li>Summer Squash </li></ul>
    • 64. Questions?

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