Package: 25 Seeds
Days to Maturity:¬†65 DAYS
A versatile broccoli with excellent heat and cold tolerance and uniform, rounded heads.
Great choice for spring, summer and fall plantings with excellent vigor. Plants are compact and produce small to medium-sized heads within a 10-14-day harvest window. Domes span 6-8? and average 1.5 lbs. Plants have been known to survive 20-degree temperatures with proper frost protection and care. From our partners at Bejo Seeds.
Disease Resistance Details: High Resistance: Fusarium Yellows; Intermediate Resistance: Black Rot, White Rust
Soil Nutrients and Requirements: Broccoli prefers well drained fertile soils high in organic matter. It will tolerate slightly alkaline soil, performing best in the 6.0 ‚Äì 7.5 range. A general guideline is 2-3 lbs of 8-16-16 fertilizer over 100 sq ft of garden area two weeks before planting. If boron is not present in your soils, consider adding 1 Tbs per 100 sq ft. If soils are heavy or tend to be wet, a raised bed is recommended.
Seeding Depth: 1/4-1/2"
Plant Spacing: 18‚Äù-24‚Äù
Row Spacing: 24-36‚Äù
When to Sow: Start indoors 4-6 weeks before planting date. Plant outside as soon as the chance of hard frost has passed. Optimal soil temperature for germination is 65-75¬∞F, but broccoli will germinate as low as 50¬∞F. Fall plantings can be direct seeded or transplanted in mid-summer. Although it will tolerate warmer temperatures, Broccoli will be grow best at temperatures in the 60¬∞s, so plan your plantings around the temperatures in your area.
Other Considerations: Broccoli is shallow rooted. Be careful with even shallow cultivation.
Harvest: Broccoli heads should be harvested while the heads are still tight. Check fields every 2-3 days since once heads have loosened, quality is quickly compromised. After the main head is harvested, some varieties produce side shoots with smaller heads. Regular harvesting of side shoots will encourage further growth. Cool broccoli immediately after harvest to retain quality.