carpdebass, talking to local gardeners is going to be your best bet being they will have the same weather, soil, and pest considerations as you. For example, where I live (Vermont) the growing season is short and so I need to err on the side of varieties that have shorter maturation time frames. For example a few years ago I tried growing watermelons and cantaloupes and frosts came before they were ripe. I’m going to try again this year but using varieties that ripen faster. Plants that really like hot weather aren’t going to be the best choices here either. Like with real estate, gardening considerations tend to be local.