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Transplant quality and size influence plant establishment, initial growth and eventually yield. Assuming that transplant order have been made several months in advance or are already growing in the farmer’s greenhouse or high tunnel, there are several important plant characteristics that will help determine if the transplants will establish quickly and grow rapidly or fail in the field.
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Issued in furtherance of Cooperative Extension work, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Virginia State University, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture cooperating. Edwin J. Jones, Director, Virginia Cooperative Extension, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg; M. Ray McKinnie, Administrator, 1890 Extension Program, Virginia State University, Petersburg.
April 24, 2015