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  1. #1
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    Default Hot Weather Vegetable Crops

    I am always on the search for unusual vegetables that like really hot weather. We always have really hot weather (some days above 100 and, recently, even a few days above 110). I think there have to be some crops out there from tropical areas that will do well but that Americans don't usually eat.

    Some of the old standards I grow are: cowpeas (Crowder and purple-hull), sweet potatoes, okra, squash, melons, and peppers.

    A couple of new ones I'm trying this year that seem to be doing well are Asian long beans (aka asparagus beans) and Malabar spinach.

    Anybody have any other ideas?

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    Default Re: Hot Weather Vegetable Crops

    Have you tried Jicama? I think it takes 3-6 months to grow harvestable roots.

    Tom

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    Default Re: Hot Weather Vegetable Crops

    I have not but will look into it. I've eaten it before.

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    Default Re: Hot Weather Vegetable Crops

    Tomatoes?
    Nobody ruins my day without my permission, and I refuse to grant it...

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    Default Re: Hot Weather Vegetable Crops

    Indian runner beans will come back every yr in warmer climates and the bees love the flowers, I'm sure sunchokes would do well also

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    Default Re: Hot Weather Vegetable Crops

    I grow a lot of tomatoes. This year I'm also growing tomatillos.

    I just figure that there have to be a whole lot of vegetables that get grown in hot places that taste good but I don't know about. Some of them would grow here in Oklahoma. However, Google doesn't turn up much useful information.

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    Default Re: Hot Weather Vegetable Crops

    Quote Originally Posted by NeilV View Post
    I grow a lot of tomatoes. This year I'm also growing tomatillos.

    I just figure that there have to be a whole lot of vegetables that get grown in hot places that taste good but I don't know about. Some of them would grow here in Oklahoma. However, Google doesn't turn up much useful information.

    http://bit.ly/1iMYI81

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    Default Re: Hot Weather Vegetable Crops

    How'd you do that? Did lead to some interesting sites. Thanks.

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