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Growing produce is a "game of variables" in South Texas. Every year is a challenge to figure out what nature has in store, from drought to excess rain spells, extreme cold to excessive heat. Weather can be the largest obstacle to growing vegetables and ours is  most variable and unpredictable.

What is in Season - warm weather

Warm weather crops are those generally grown in mid 40's to mid 90's temperature.  When temps reach upper 90's and 100's (July - September) many items suffer greatly except for some such as Okra, Egg Plant and Malibar.   Items of higher value we then grow under 50% shade cloth.   We also have learned to grow Hydroponic Lettuce and certain baby greens in these temps also, as soil based growing is prohibitive in these conditions. Growing times shown are "rule of thumb" and vary year to year.

Warm Weather

Tomatoes, field
June thru November
X / lb.
Tomatoes, cherry
June thru November
X / lb.
Cucumber, slicers
May thru November
X / lb.
Cucumber, pickler
May thru November, limited quantities
X / lb.
Peppers, Hot
June thru November
X / lb.
Peppers, Bell, various colors
June thru November
X / lb.
Peppers, italian, Bull Horn
June thru November
X / lb.
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carrots
till soil too warm
X / lb.
Swiss Chard
June, July, October
X / lb.
Green Onions
June, July
X / bunch
 
Onions, yellow & red
June till we run out
X / lb.
Okra
June thru mid October
X / lb.
Summer Squash, straight neck & pan patty
May thru November
X / lb.
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Zuchinni, green or golden
May thru November
X / lb.
Dill, 
May thru July
X / bunch
Cantalope
mid June thru mid October
x / each
Lettuce mix
most of Summer under Shade house
x / bag
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Aragula
most of Summer under Shade house
x / bag
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Kale, curley & baby red russian 
most of Summer under Shade house
x / bag
Salad mix, spicey, mustards
most of Summer under Shade house
x / bag
Watercress
most of Summer under Shade house
x / bag

What is in Season - cool weather

Cool weather crops generally grow in temperatures between upper 20's to upper 70's. Our South Texas Winters usually accommodate this nicely.  If the low 20's or teens are reached, severe damage will occur except for Spinach. Our weather can vary greatly year to year which will effect availability. The times listed are "rule of thumb" figures.

 

COOL SEASON

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Red Beets
December thru June
$x.00 / bunch
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Golden Beets
December thru June
$x.00 / bunch
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Broccoli
February thru May
$V.00 / lb.
Cauliflower, White
February thru May
$X.00 / head
Cauliflower, Purple
February thru May
$X.00 / head
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Chinese Cabbage
January thru Early April 
$x.00 / Head
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Cabbage, Red
January thru mid-May
$X.00 / Head
Cauliflower, Orange
February thru May
$X.00 / head
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Cabbage, Green
January thru mid-May
$X.00 / Head
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Carrots
January thru June or soil exceeds 80 degrees
$X.00 / Bag
Collard Greens
February thru May
$X.00 / bunch
Cucumber, European seedless, wrapped
most of year
$X.00 / each
Fennel
March thru May
$X.00 / bunch
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White Turnips (sweet)
December thru April
$x.00 / Bunch
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Kale, Curley or Dinosaur
December thru June
$x.00 / Bunch
Kohlrabi
February thru May
$X.00 / bunch
Green Onion
February thru May
$X.00 / bunch
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Radish, red round & watermelon
December thru May
$X.00 / bunch
Swiss Chard
December thru June 
$X.00 / bunch
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Tomatoes
Greenhouse, Vine ripened, December thru May
$X.00 / lb.
Basil
$X.00 / bunch
Baby Dill
February thru May
$X.00 / bunch
Lettuce, mixed
November thru June
$X.00 / bag
Cilantro
$X.00 / bunch
Arugula
$X.00 / bag
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Strawberries
January thru May
$X.00 / pint