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Growing Zones, Recommended Crop Varieties, and Planting and Harvesting Information for Home Vegetable Gardens in New Mexico


Circular 457-B
Revised by Stephanie Walker
College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences, New Mexico State University


Author: Extension Vegetable Specialist/Assistant Professor, Department of Extension Plant Sciences, New Mexico State University. (Print friendly PDF)

Photo of assorted vegetables. Photo of tomatoes in various stages of ripeness. Photo of a variety of beans.

New Mexico can be divided into three growing zones, which are based on the average number of frost-free days and the average date for the last frost in the spring (Figure 1). Growing periods for individual gardens can vary as much as 20 days from the zone's average. This variance may be due to elevation, site exposure, or air drainage. For example, gardens with northern slope exposures are cooler than those with southern slope exposures. Also, cooler air is heavier than warmer air, so gardens in valleys are more prone to frost than gardens overlooking the valley. Therefore, consider your garden's unique needs as you determine planting dates. Table 1 provides recommended planting dates for New Mexico's three growing zones.

Crop variety recommendations in this guide are based on variety trials conducted by the New Mexico Cooperative Extension Service (http://aces.nmsu.edu/county/) and experienced Master Gardeners (http://aces.nmsu.edu/ces/mastergardeners/programs.html). Home gardeners may seek advice from these or other experienced gardeners in the area.

The number of days to harvest are seed catalog estimates and may vary depending on weather conditions. Planting depth will depend on your soil; seed can be planted slightly deeper in sandy soils and slightly shallower in clay soils. The distance between rows depends on your watering technique (furrow, sprinkler, or drip) and the paths you leave between rows for picking. See Table 2 for more information.

Refer to Circular 457, Home Vegetable Gardening in New Mexico (http://aces.nmsu.edu/pubs/_circulars/CR457/), for more information on gardening in New Mexico.

Map of New Mexico growing zones, average number of frost-free days, and average date of last frost.

Figure 1. New Mexico growing zones, average number of frost-free days, and average date of last frost. Adapted from Climatological Data, Annual Summary—New Mexico 1982, National Weather Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce.

Table 1. Recommended Planting Dates for Various Crops

Table of recommended planting dates for various crops.

Table 1. Recommended Planting Dates for Various Crops (cont.)

Table of recommended planting dates for various crops. (cont.)

Table 1. Recommended Planting Dates for Various Crops (cont.)

Table of recommended planting dates for various crops. (cont.)

Table 2. Vegetable Varieties, Days to Harvest, Planting Date, Planting Instructions, and Approximate Yield for Home Gardens
Crop Recommended Varieties Days to Harvest Planting Dates How to Plant Feet of Row per Person Seed or Plants per 100 Feet of Row Approximate Yield per 100 Feet of Row
Area 1 Area 2 Area 3   Distance Between
Fresh (lbs) Canned (pints)
Depth (in.) Plants (in.) Rows (in.)
Asparagus Jersey Giant 2 years Feb 1—
March 1
March 1—
April 30
April 1—30 6—8 12—15 36—60 30 80—100 plants 60 25
Mary Washington
U.C. 157
Jersey Knight
Beans, bush Blue Lake 47 Bush 58 April 15—
May 1;
July 15—
Aug 15
May 1—31;
July 1—31
May 1—
July 15
1—2 2—6 18—36 80 1/2 lb 90 65
Contender 49
Blue Lake 274 58
Kentucky Wonder 125 58
Topcrop 49
Beans, bush (wax) Imperial Golden Wax 52 April 15—
May 1;
July 15—
Aug 15
May 1—31; July 1—31 May 1—
July 15
1—2 2—6 18—36 80 1/2 lb 90 65
Gold Mine 55
Beans, pole Blue Lake 60 April 15—
May 1
May 1—31 May 1—
June 30
1—2 4—8 36—48 10 1/2 lb 90 80
Kentucky Blue 65
Kentucky Wonder 65
Beans, lima Fordhook 242 75 April 15—
Aug 1
May 1—
July 15
May 15—
June 15
1—2 3—6 18—36 20 1 lb 30 40
Baby Fordhook 70
Henderson Bush 65
Jackson Wonder 65

Table 2. Vegetable Varieties, Days to Harvest, Planting Date, Planting Instructions, and Approximate Yield for Home Gardens (cont.)
Crop Recommended Varieties Days to Harvest Planting Dates How to Plant Feet of Row per Person Seed or Plants per 100 Feet of Row Approximate Yield per 100 Feet of Row
Area 1 Area 2 Area 3   Distance Between
Fresh (lbs.) Canned (pints)
Depth (in.) Plants (in.) Rows (in.)
Beans, lima, pole Large Speckled Christmas 88 April 15—
May 1
May 1—31 May 1—15 1—2 8—12 36—48 20 1/2 lb 30 40
King of Garden 88
Beans, other Fava or broadbeans 85 Jan 15—
Feb 15
Feb 15—
March 15
March 15—
May 15
1—2 3—6 24—48 20 1 lb 30 40
Garbanzo or chickpea 100 Feb 15—
April 15
May 15—
June 15
Pinto, Luna 85 April 15—
May 1;
July 15—
Aug 15
May 1—31 May 1—
July 15
1—2 3—4 24—30 1/2 lb
Pinto, Navajo 85
Beets Detroit Dark Red 60 Feb 1—
March 15;
July 15—
Aug 15
March 1—
April 15;
July 15—
Aug 1
April 1—
June 30
1/2 2—4 12—30 10 1 oz 80 70
Early Wonder 54
Golden Beet 55
Cylindra 60
Ruby Queen 53
Perfected Detroit 58
Broccoli Bonanza Hybrid 55 Feb 15—
March 1;
July 15—
Aug 1
March 15—
April 1;
July 1—15
April 15—
June 1
1/2 8—12 26—36 25 1/2 oz or 100—150 plants 75
Green Goliath 55
Sun King Hybrid 71
Green Magic 57
Marathon 68
Premium Crop 58
Hybrid Packman 60

Table 2. Vegetable Varieties, Days to Harvest, Planting Date, Planting Instructions, and Approximate Yield for Home Gardens (cont.)
Crop Recommended Varieties Days to Harvest Planting Dates How to Plant Feet of Row per Person Seed or Plants per 100 Feet of Row Approximate Yield per 100 Feet of Row
Area 1 Area 2 Area 3   Distance Between
Fresh (lbs.) Canned (pints)
Depth (in.) Plants (in.) Rows (in.)
Brussels sprouts Hybrid Jade Cross 82 March 15—
May 15
April 1—
May 15
April 15—30 1/2 18—24 24—40 10 1/2 oz or 50—65 plants 60
Dimitri Hybrid 105
Cabbage Golden Acre 64 Feb 15—
March 1;
July 15—
Aug 1
March 15—31;
July 1—15
April 15—
June 30
1/2 12—24 24—36 6 1/2 oz or 50—100 plants 150
Red Acre 76
Early Jersey Wakefield 63
Cabbage, Chinese Michihili 70 March 1—31;
July 1—20
June 15—30 May 15—
June 15
1/2 12—24 24—36 10 1/2 oz or 50—100 plants 30
Two Seasons Hybrid 62
Pak Choi Joi Choi Hybrid 45
Cantaloupe (muskmelon) Delicious 51 84 April 1—15 April 15—30 May 1—15 1/2—3/4 12 60—84 15 1 oz 90 melons
Hales Best 88
Ambrosia Hybrid 86
Carrots Imperator 75 Jan  15—
March 1;
Aug 1—15
Feb 15—
April 1;
July 1—
Aug 1
May 1—
June 30
1/4 1—3 16—36 30 1/2 oz 75
Red Core Chantenay 70
Danvers Half Long 75
Nantes Coreless 68
Cauliflower Snowball (types) 65 Feb 15—
March 1;
June 25—
July 5
March 15—31;
July 1—
Aug 1
May 1—30 1/2 18—24 24—36 20 1/2 oz or 50—65 plants 50 heads
Snow Crown Hybrid 53

Table 2. Vegetable Varieties, Days to Harvest, Planting Date, Planting Instructions, and Approximate Yield for Home Gardens (cont.)
Crop Recommended Varieties Days to Harvest Planting Dates How to Plant Feet of Row per Person Seed or Plants per 100 Feet of Row Approximate Yield per 100 Feet of Row
Area 1 Area 2 Area 3   Distance Between
Fresh (lbs.) Canned (pints)
Depth (in.) Plants (in.) Rows (inches)
Cauliflower Snowball Self-Blanching 70 Feb 15—
March 1;
June 25—
July 5
March 15—31;
July 1—Aug 1
May 1—30 1/2 18—24 24—36 20 1/2 oz or 50—65 plants 50 heads
Graffiti (purple) 80
Chard, Swiss Fordhook Giant 60 Feb 1—
March 15;
July 15—
Aug 15
March 1—
April 15;
July 1—
Aug 1
April 1—
June 30
1/2—3/4 4—15 24—36 10 1 oz 100
Rhubarb 60
Lucullus Light Green 60
Bright Lights 55
Collards Georgia 80 Feb 1—
March 15;
July 15—
Aug 15
March 1—
April 15;
July 15—
Aug 1
April 1—
June 30
1/2 10—24 24—36 1/2 oz
Vates 80
Corn, sweet (regular, SU) Merit 75 March 21—
July 30
April 20—
July 1
May 1—
July 1
1—2 8—12 30—40 120 1/2 lb 75 ears 20
Early Sunglow 63
Golden Jubilee 84
Iochief 89
Silver Queen (white) 94
Golden Cross Bantam 85
Corn, sweet (sugary enhancer, SE) Kandy Korn SE 89 March 21—
July 30
April 20—
July 1
May 1—
July 1
1—2 8—12 30—40 120 1/2 lb 75 ears 20
Hybrid Double Delicious 83
Hybrid Bodacious 72
Miracle 82

Table 2. Vegetable Varieties, Days to Harvest, Planting Date, Planting Instructions, and Approximate Yield for Home Gardens (cont.)
Crop Recommended Varieties Days to Harvest Planting Dates How to Plant Feet of Row per Person Seed or Plants per 100 Feet of Row Approximate Yield per 100 Feet of Row
Area 1 Area 2 Area 3   Distance Between
Fresh (lbs.) Canned (pints)
Depth (in.) Plants (in.) Rows (in.)
Corn, sweet (super sweet, SH2) Early Xtra-Sweet 71 April 1—
July 30
May 1—
July 1
May 15—
July 1
1/2—1 8—12 30—40 120 1/2 lb 75 ears 20
Illini Xtra-Sweet 85
How Sweet It Is 87
Honey 'N Pearl 78
Cucumber, slicing Armenian (long, ribbed) 70 April 1—15 April 15—
May 15
May 15—
June 1
1/2—3/4 8—12 36—72 5 1/2 oz 180
Bush Champion 55
Slicemaster 58
Hybrid Burpless 60
Spacemaster (bush) 54
Straight Eight 58
Streamliner 58
Sweet Success Hybrid 58
Sweet Slice Hybrid 62
Cucumber, pickling National Pickling 55 April 1—15 April 15—
May 15
May 15—
June 1
1/2—3/4 8—12 36—72 5 1/2 oz 90 25
West India Gherkin 60
Eggplant Black Beauty 73 April 1—30 April 15—
May 15
May 1—30 1/4—1/2 18—30 24—48 5 1/4 oz 200
Dusky 63

Table 2. Vegetable Varieties, Days to Harvest, Planting Date, Planting Instructions, and Approximate Yield for Home Gardens (cont.)
Crop Recommended Varieties Days to Harvest Planting Dates How to Plant Feet of Row per Person Seed or Plants per 100 Feet of Row Approximate Yield per 100 Feet of Row
Area 1 Area 2 Area 3   Distance Between
Fresh (lbs.) Canned (pints)
Depth (in.) Plants (in.) Rows (in.)
Eggplant Easter Egg 69 April 1—30 April 15—
May 15
May 1—30 1/4—1/2 18—30 24—48 5 1/4 oz 200
Orient Express 58
Ichiban Hybrid 65
Garlic, hardneck Spanish Roja 8—10 months Oct 1—
Nov 30
Sept 15—
Nov 15
Sept 1—
Oct 31
1—3 3—6 12—36 3 1—12 lb of cloves
Carpathian
Garlic, softneck Inchelium Red 8—10 months Oct 1—
Nov 30
Sept 15—
Nov 15
Sept 1—
Oct 31
1—3 3—6 12—36 3 1—12 lb of cloves
California Early
Silverskin (S & H)
Kohlrabi Early Purple Vienna 60 Feb 1—
March 15;
July 15—
Aug 15
March 1—
April 15;
July 1—
Aug 15
April 1—
June 30
1/2 3—6 12—36 12 1/2 oz 100
Early White Vienna 55
Grand Duke 45
Leek American Flag 130 Jan 15—
Feb 15
Feb 15— March 15 March 15—
April 1
1/2 3—6 12—36 10 1/2 oz
Titan 110
Lettuce, head Crispino 57 Nov 20—
Jan 20
March 1—15 April 1—
June 15
1/4—1/2 10—15 20—36 12 1/2 oz 50 heads
Iceberg 82
Lettuce, leaf Black Seeded Simpson 45 Dec 1—
March 15; Aug 1—30
March 1—31;
July 15—
Aug 15
April 1—
July 1
1/4—1/2 8—12 20—36 6 1/2 oz 100
Oak Leaf 50
Ruby 45
Salad Bowl 45

Table 2. Vegetable Varieties, Days to Harvest, Planting Date, Planting Instructions, and Approximate Yield for Home Gardens (cont.)
Crop Recommended Varieties Days to Harvest Planting Dates How to Plant Feet of Row per Person Seed or Plants per 100 Feet of Row Approximate Yield per 100 Feet of Row
Area 1 Area 2 Area 3   Distance Between
Fresh (lbs.) Canned (pints)
Depth (in.) Plants (in.) Rows (in.)
Lettuce, leaf Red Sails 50 Dec 1—
March 15;
Aug 1—30
March 1—31;
July 15—
Aug 15
April 1—
July 1
1/4—1/2 8—12 20—36 6 1/2 oz 100
Prizehead 45
Lettuce, romaine Paris Island Cos 75 Dec 1—
March 15;
Aug 1—30
March 1—31;
July 15—
Aug 15
April 1—
July 15
1/4—1/2 10—14 20—36 1/2 oz 100
Coastal Star 57
Valmaine Cos 70
Lettuce, butterhead Bibb 75 Dec 1—
March 15;
Aug 1—30
March 1—31;
July 15—
Aug 15
April 1—
July 1
1/4—1/2 10—15 20—36 1/2 oz
Buttercrunch 75
Adriana 48
Mustard Tendergreen 35 Feb 1—
March 31;
Aug 1—30
March 1—
April 15;
Aug 1—31
April 1—
July 15
1/2 5—10 20—36 6 1—2 oz 50 60
Okra Clemson Spineless 56 April 1—15 April 15—30 May 1—15 1 8—24 42—60 10 2 oz 30 12—24
Annie Oakley Hybrid 52
Onions, fall-planted Hybrid White Bermuda 92 Oct 1—15 1/2 2—4 20—36 20 1 oz 70
Texas Grano 1015Y 175
Red Hamburger 95
Granex Hybrid 80
Sierra Blanca 109
Onions, spring-planted White, Yellow & Red Globe 110 Jan 15—
Feb 15
Feb 15—
March 15
March 15—
April 3
1/2 2—4 20—36 40 1 oz 75
White & Yellow Sweet Spanish 80—100

Table 2. Vegetable Varieties, Days to Harvest, Planting Date, Planting Instructions, and Approximate Yield for Home Gardens (cont.)
Crop Recommended Varieties Days to Harvest Planting Dates How to Plant Feet of Row per Person Seed or Plants per 100 Feet of Row Approximate Yield per 100 Feet of Row
Area 1 Area 2 Area 3   Distance Between
Fresh (lbs.) Canned (pints)
Depth (in.) Plants (in.) Rows (in.)
Parsnips All American 100 Jan 15—
March 1
Feb 15—
April 15
April 1—
May 15
1/2 2—4 20—36 0 1 oz 100
Hollow Crown 110
Peas, snap Sugar Daddy 62 Jan 15—
Feb 15
Feb 15—
April 15
March 15—
June 15
1 1—3 24—36 5 2 lb 40 25
Sugar Ann 56
Sugar Bon 56
Sugar Snap 70
Super Snappy 65
Peas, snow Oregon Sugar Pod II 68 Jan 15—
Feb 15
Feb 15—
April 15
March 15—
June 15
1 1—3 24—36 5 2 lb 40 25
Dwarf Gray Sugar 57
Peas, English Alaska 55 Jan 15—
Feb 15
Feb 15—
April 15
March 15—
June 15
1 1—3 24—36 5 2 lb 40 25
Green Arrow 70
Little Marvel 63
Wando 68
Lincoln 67
Peas, cowpeas California Black-Eye 75 April 14—
May 1
May 1—31 May 1—
July 15
1/2—1 5—8 24—36
Purple Hull 78
Peppers, bell Bell Boy 72 April  1—30 April 15—
May 15
May 15—
June 15
1/4 12—24 24—36 5 1/2 oz 40
Gypsy Hybrid 65
California Wonder 75

Table 2. Vegetable Varieties, Days to Harvest, Planting Date, Planting Instructions, and Approximate Yield for Home Gardens (cont.)
Crop Recommended Varieties Days to Harvest Planting Dates How to Plant Feet of Row per Person Seed or Plants per 100 Feet of Row Approximate Yield per 100 Feet of Row
Area 1 Area 2 Area 3   Distance Between
Fresh (lbs.) Canned (pints)
Depth (in.) Plants (in.) Rows (in.)
Peppers, chile Española Improved (hot) 70 April 1—30 April 15—
May 15
May 15—
June 15
1/4 12—24 24—36 15 1/2 oz 75
Hungarian Wax (hot) 65
Early Jalapeño (hot) 80
NuMex R Naky (mild) 80
New Mexico 6-4 (mild) 80
NuMex Big Jim (mild to medium) 80
NuMex Joe E. Parker (mild to medium) 80
Sandia (hot) 80
Potato Irish Cobbler (white) 100 Feb 1—28 April 1—
May 15
May 1—31 4 12 30—36 60 10 lb of seed pieces 75
Kennebec (white) 105
La Rouge (red) 110
Norgold (russett) 105
Pontiac (red) 105
Viking (purple) 105
Sweet potato Caromex 130 May 1—15 May 15—31 June 1—15 (transplants) 10—18 36—48 5 65—120 plants
Centennial 130
Bush Porto Rico 110
Jewel 130
Murasaki 29 PP19955 130

Table 2. Vegetable Varieties, Days to Harvest, Planting Date, Planting Instructions, and Approximate Yield for Home Gardens (cont.)
Crop Recommended Varieties Days to Harvest Planting Dates How to Plant Feet of Row per Person Seed or Plants per 100 Feet of Row Approximate Yield per 100 Feet of Row
Area 1 Area 2 Area 3   Distance Between
Fresh (lbs.) Canned (pints)
Depth (in.) Plants (in.) Rows (in.)
Pumpkin Big Max 120 April 1—30 May 1—15 May 15—31 1—1 1/2 36—60 72—96 5 1 oz 150
Jack-O-Lantern 110
New England Pie 105
Small Sugar 100
Spirit 100
Hybrid Autumn Gold 90
Jack-Be-Little 100
Radish Cherry Belle 22 Feb 1—
March 31
March 1—
April 30
April 1—
July 15
1/2 1—2 12—18 6 1 oz 100 bunches
Easter Egg 25
French Breakfast 23
Sparkler 25
White Icicle 28
Champion 28
German Giant 29
Spinach America 50 Jan 15—
Feb 15;
Sept 1—30
Feb 15—
March 15;
Aug 1—30
March 15—
July 15
1/2 2—6 12—36 15 1 oz 50 60
Bloomsdale Long Standing 43
Melody 42
Winter Bloomsdale 45
Tyee 37
Avon Hybrid 44
Giant Nobel 43

Table 2. Vegetable Varieties, Days to Harvest, Planting Date, Planting Instructions, and Approximate Yield for Home Gardens (cont.)
Crop Recommended Varieties Days to Harvest Planting Dates How to Plant Feet of Row per Person Seed or Plants per 100 Feet of Row Approximate Yield per 100 Feet of Row
Area 1 Area 2 Area 3   Distance Between
Fresh (lbs.) Canned (pints)
Depth (in.) Plants (in.) Rows (in.)
Spinach, summer New Zealand 70 March 15—
April 15
April 15—
May 15
May 15—
June 15
1 12—18 36 10 1 oz 60 75
Squash, summer Dixie (crookneck, yellow) 55 April 1—
Aug 1
April 15—
July 1
May 15—
June 15
1 24—48 36—60 5 2 oz 100
Early Prolific (straightneck, yellow) 53
Gold Rush (zucchini, yellow) 45
Hybrid Jackpot (zucchini, green) 44
Black Magic (zucchini, green) 50
Dark Star (zucchini, green) 50
Grey Zucchini 42
Peter Pan (scallop) 50
Sunburst Hybrid (scallop) 50
Squash, winter Blue Hubbard 115 April 1—
June 1
April 15—
May 15
May 1—15 1 36—96 72—96 10 1 oz 40 fruits
Buttercup 105
Acorn 115
Sweet Mama Hybrid 85
Table King Acorn 75
Table Queen Acorn 80

Table 2. Vegetable Varieties, Days to Harvest, Planting Date, Planting Instructions, and Approximate Yield for Home Gardens (cont.)
Crop Recommended Varieties Days to Harvest Planting Dates How to Plant Feet of Row per Person Seed or Plants per 100 Feet of Row Approximate Yield per 100 Feet of Row
Area 1 Area 2 Area 3   Distance Between
Fresh (lbs.) Canned (pints)
Depth (in.) Plants (in.) Rows (in.)
Squash, winter Vegetable Spaghetti 100 April 1—
June 1
April 15—
May 15
May 1—15 1 36—96 72—96 10 1 oz 40 fruits
Waltham Butternut 97
Delicata 100
Ponca (baby butternut) 90
Table Ace (acorn) 70
Tomatoes, plum, small types Black Cherry 65 Feb 15—
March 15
April 15—30 May 1—15 1/2 18—48 36—60 60 25—65 plants or 1/2 oz 150 110
Red Cherry 72
Sun Gold 57
Sweet 100 70
Tiny Tim 55
Yellow Pear 70
Tomatoes, regular Beefmaster VFN 80 Feb 15—
March 15
April 15—30 May 1—15 1/2 18—48 36—60 60 25—65 plants or 1/2 oz 150 110
Better Boy VFN 72
Cherokee Purple 80
Early Girl 54
Early Pick VF 68
Extra Early VFNT 55
Fantastic 65
Homestead 24 76
Delicious 77

Table 2. Vegetable Varieties, Days to Harvest, Planting Date, Planting Instructions, and Approximate Yield for Home Gardens (cont.)
Crop Recommended Varieties Days to Harvest Planting Dates How to Plant Feet of Row per Person Seed or Plants per 100 Feet of Row Approximate Yield per 100 Feet of Row
Area 1 Area 2 Area 3   Distance Between
Fresh (lbs.) Canned (pints)
Depth (in.) Plants (in.) Rows (in.)
Tomatoes, regular Celebrity Hybrid VFNT 70 Feb 15—
March 15
April 15—30 May 1—15 1/2 18—48 36—60 60 25—65 plants or 1/2 oz 150 110
Super Beefsteak VFN 80
Tomatoes, paste Roma VF 75 Feb 15—
March 15
April 15—30 May 1—15 1/2 18—48 36—60 60 25—65 plants or 1/2 oz 150 110
Viva Italia Hybrid 80
San Marzano 80
Turnips Purple Top White Globe 55 Feb 1—
March 15;
July 20—
Aug 20
March 1—
April 15;
July 1—
Aug 15
April 1—
June 30
1/2 2—6 12—36 30 3/4 oz 100
Hybrid Toyko Cross 35
Watermelon Black Diamond 90 April 1—15 Aprl 20—
May 20
May 1—15 1 24—36 72—96 10 1 oz 20 fruits
Charleston Gray 85
Crimson Sweet 80
Bush Sugar Baby 75
Sweet Favorite 80
Melons, Other Casaba, Golden Beauty 120 April 1—15 April 20—
May 20
May 1—15 1 24—36 72—96 1 oz 90 melons
Crenshaw, Early Hybrid 90
Honeydew Type, Hybrid Earli-Dew 80
Honeydew Type, Venus 88

Original author: George W. Dickerson, Extension Horticulture Specialist.

Photo of Stephanie Walker.

Stephanie Walker is Extension Vegetable Specialist, and has extensive experience in the food processing industry. Her primary research interests include genetics and breeding of chile peppers, vegetable mechanization, enhancing pigment content, post-harvest quality, and irrigation efficiency. She works to help commercial vegetable growers enhance the sustainability and profitability of their operations through collaboration, experimentation, and information sharing.


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Revised May 2014