DESCRIPTION: Small organic farmer Jonathan Spero of Lupine Knoll Farm and O.S.U. developed this excellent new open-pollinated broccoli. Ready very early and produces for a long time. Heads are on long stems above the foliage-easy to see and harvest and safer from slugs and snails. p>
BOTANICAL NAME: Brassica oleracea var. italica
DAYS TO MATURITY: 45-84
SEEDS PER PACKET: 100
SOURCE CODE: O
GERMINATION DAYS: 5-17
WHEN TO PLANT: Spring or late summer
PLANTING DEPTH: 1/4"
GROWING INSTRUCTIONS: Start seeds in pot or flats 1-2" apart. Transplant seedlings 15" apart into well-prepared soil, after digging in compost and lime, if needed. Sown in flats late March, should mature by the end of June. Produces many smaller sprouts rather than one huge-head-cut the center head before individual buds get loose and open; this will be followed by a crop of side-shoots. Withstands rainy weather; may be started in late summer for a fall crop; winter hardy in zones 8-10.
GROW BIOINTENSIVEŽ CULTURAL INFORMATION: C /Matures 8-9+/Harvest 4-12 /Yield heads 26-53, leaves 52-106/ Spacing 15"
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION :Tolerates winter cold and easy to grow