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Brassica oleracea 'Blue Wind'

Family: Brassicaceae (brass-ih-KAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Brassica (BRAS-ee-ka) (Info)
Species: oleracea (awl-lur-RAY-see-uh) (Info)
Cultivar: Blue Wind

Category:

Vegetables

Height:

12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Spacing:

15-18 in. (38-45 cm)

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Hardiness:

Not Applicable

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

Pale Yellow

Bloom Time:

Unknown - Tell us

Foliage:

Unknown - Tell us

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

From seed; sow indoors before last frost

Seed Collecting:

N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Augusta, Georgia

Richmond, Texas

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Mar 25, 2009, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

A 49 day hybrid described by Johnny's; "Heads are medium sized, blue green with small, attractive beads. Compared to Packman, Blue Wind is a day earlier, much more attractive, a little easier to harvest and more uniform. Suitable for spring and summer sowings. " It performs well here and is early. I prefer Galleon, Superdome, Early Dividend and Everest in this time slot. This one is not up to standards of size and appearance of those. A bit better than Packman tho, No head browning yet. Addendum, as weather warms, Blue Winds does show some head browning like Packman.