List of fruits/vegetables that grow well in Louisville

Asked August 1, 2016, 6:57 PM EDT

Is there a list available of what specific fruits and vegetables grow well in Louisville? If so, how might I access the list? Thanks Tommy Terwilliger

Jefferson County Kentucky planting guide

1 Response

Many fruit and vegetables grow in Ky. (I do not have a list for just Louisville) Light, soil, nutrients and availability of water all play a part in a successful garden.

Recommended vegetable varieties tested at the University of Ky can be found here:
http://www2.ca.uky.edu/agcomm/pubs/id/id133/id133.pdf

ID 128 Home Vegetable Gardening in KY may also be helpful to you.
http://www2.ca.uky.edu/agcomm/pubs/id/id128/id128.pdf

The university also has recommended fruit varieties for Ky :
http://www.uky.edu/hort/sites/www.uky.edu.hort/files/documents/homefruitrec.pdf

There is an excellent but older publication that can help you with fruit basics, here:
http://www2.ca.uky.edu/anr/PDF/Growing%20Fruit%20at%20Home%20in%20Kentucky.PDF

Most fruit growers need to have a spray schedule or at least an idea of fruit disease and when it can occur, ID 21 will help you there:
http://www2.ca.uky.edu/agcomm/pubs/id/id21/id21.pdf

Good luck, and feel free to contact our office if you have other questions.

Let me know if I can help you further!


Carol Wilder
Horticulture Technician
Jefferson County Cooperative Extension Service
502-569-2344
810 Barret Ave
Louisville KY 40204