Many vegetables are grown in Mississippi on small acreages for sale in local markets. Irish potatoes are grown on 250 to 500 acres each year, okra is grown on 300 to 600 acres, and squashes and pumpkins are grown on 300 to 1,000 acres. Turnip and rutabaga roots are grown on less then 100 acres each year. Green and bulb onions are normally grown on less than 50 acres each. Several other crops are grown on 20 acres, or less, each year. In Mississippi, 43 different vegetables are grown commercially each year.
Frequently Asked Questions
- Why do they call them Irish potatoes?
- Does zucchini produce more than yellow summer squash?
- Which lettuces grow best in Mississippi?
- Which type of potato should be planted in Mississippi and when?
- Why aren't more pumpkins grown in Mississippi?
- Can I grow Vidalia onions in Mississippi?
- Which variety of onion seed is used for green onions?
- Why don't rutabagas do well in Mississippi?
- What causes brown streaks in my turnip roots?
- How can I get okra seed to germinate more uniformly?
Knowing that many Mississippians share a love for home-grown tomatoes, two Mississippi State University Extension Service agents designed programs just for them.
ELLISVILLE, Miss. -- Mississippi State University representatives met with agricultural clients in Ellisville recently to discuss research and education needs for 2018. More than 115 individuals attended this year's event.
Agricultural clients met with Mississippi State University personnel to discuss research and education needs during the annual Producer Advisory Council Meeting for the southwest region February 20.
RAYMOND, Miss. -- Produce growers, packers, industry suppliers and others can learn the requirements of the new federal Produce Safety Rule during one of three upcoming workshops around the state.