Seed Germination Temperature Needs

Minimum

Optimum

Crop

•F

Range,0 F

Asparagus

50

60-85

Beans, Lima

60

65-85

Beans, Snap

60

60-85

Beets

40

50-85

Cabbage

40

45-95

Carrots

40

45-85

Cauliflower

40

45-85

Celery

40

60-70

Chard

40

50-85

Corn

50

60-95

Cucumbers

60

65-90

Eggplant

60

75-90

Lettuce

35

40-80

Muskmelon

60

75-95

Okra

60

70-95

Onions

35

50-95

Parsley

40

50-85

Parsnips

35

50-70

Peas

40

40-75

Peppers

60

65-95

Pumpkins

60

70-90

Radish

40

45-90

Spinach

35

45-75

Squash

60

70-95

Tomatoes

50

60-85

Turnips

40

60-105

Watermelon

60

70-95

Source: Department of Vegetable Crops, Universith of California, Davis

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