Which produces more...zucchini or yellow squash?
Zucchini and yellow squash produce the same number of fruit per plant. The difference is the final size of fruit. A yellow squash will seldom grow larger than 15 inches in length, while a zucchini left on the plant may exceed 3 feet in length. This is not important to commercial producers since market size for either does not exceed 8 inches and most supermarkets want fruit less than 6 inches long.
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.
Sept. 22 may be the first day of fall, but the best way to know summer is ending is to look at all the colorful pumpkin and gourd displays at local garden centers around the state.
MISSISSIPPI STATE -- Just as Good Friday signals the time to get the spring garden in the ground, August's heat is the indication that it's time to plant the fall garden.
David Nagel, horticulture specialist with the Mississippi State University Extension Service, said now is the time to plant tomatoes, peppers, squash, sweet corn, peas and beans.
"Summer gardens typically wind down in early August when the temperatures start being consistently above 95 degrees," Nagel said. "That's when you clean the garden out and plant the fall garden."