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Days to Maturity: 48 DAYS
Reliable multi-cut variety that produces a compact, 3-4″ bluish-green central head followed by a prolific set of side shoots. Variable maturity results in a long harvest period for both central heads and side shoots. Excellent home garden variety and/or bunching variety.
- Abundant side shoots
- 3-4″ heads
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.
Broccoli is shallow rooted. Be careful with even shallow cultivation.
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.
Store at 32°F for 1-2 weeks.
Info gleaned fron www.highmowingseeds.com