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i hope this is the right place to put this?
i have a variegated broccolli in my garden i bought it in a 9 pack from lowes,was wanting to know how i could get seeds from this to see if i could get them to be variegated when i grew this again? do i have to have 2 plants to do this or what? plmk and any info is welcomed,was wondering also "how do variegated plants get to be variegated? is in the soil,plant or what? plmk and thxs for helping i hope this makes since lol
Whoa, a variegated broccolli, kinda makes you NOT want to eat it, and use it as a flowering broc... Now I'm going to look for variegated veggies, you never know if the seeds will produce another variegated, and I sure don't know if you can take cuttings of broccolli. Sounds neat though.
Well there you go, let it go to seed and do a grow out. The variegation has something to do with the lack of pigmenation/chlorophyll in the leaves. I seem to recall that it is actually a disease, and not a good thing, but is a nice visual plant. Now I don't know what causes it though.. some plants come out totally white (albino) and they don't live long because they need the chlorophyll to live. I probably used very layman terms because I really don't know the correct terms. Hopefully I'll learn some things here in this forum.
moretz Just joined DG today what a great site! I feel like a kid in a candy store. I was curious how the rest of the season went with your variegated broccolli.Did it produce any spears? Did you save the seeds? Any info on this would be very interesting to me. Thanks turfman
no it didnt,the bugs got it before it could set seeds ,wish i could have gotten some seeds i would have loved to see if it came true from seeds but i will look for another one next year but i probably wont find another one lol thxs