best time of year to plant tomatoes - Knowledgebase Question

Jacksonville, Fl
Question by awhiting2000
June 18, 2009
Here in North Florida we are advised tomatoes should be planted Feb-Apr or in Aug. Why is this? What happens if we plant in, say, June?

Answer from NGA
June 18, 2009


The University of Florida Extension Office recommends planting in the cooler months of the year. You can plant tomatoes in June but they may suffer from heat stress and may not flower or develop tomatoes. Here's a publication from the university with suggested planting times for north Florida:

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