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Broccoli
Brassica oleracea 'Early Dividend'

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

Category:

Biennials

Vegetables

Height:

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Spacing:

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Hardiness:

Not Applicable

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Bright Yellow

Bloom Time:

Mid Summer

Foliage:

Blue-Green

Other details:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

From seed; winter sow in vented containers, coldframe or unheated greenhouse

From seed; sow indoors before last frost

From seed; direct sow after 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:

Phoenix, Arizona

Augusta, Georgia

Bethelridge, Kentucky

Fort Worth, Texas

Gardeners' Notes:

3
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0
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0
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RatingContent
Positive

On Nov 13, 2006, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

This is the earliest maturing broccoli that I have tried. It is easy to grow, with no problems. Heads are smaller than Green Comet, Packman, Superdome, Galleon etc, but is noticeably earlier and good quality.

Positive

On Oct 14, 2004, Big_Red from Bethelridge, KY (Zone 6a) wrote:

I had moderately good luck with my spring planting but my fall planting is the best broccoli I have ever grown. So far I have picked one 8 inch head and one 10 inch head and have several more growing in the 6 inch range. And very few bugs to contend with. If you haven't tried a fall planting, give it a try, and oh, by the way, they're absolutely delicious!

Positive

On Jan 14, 2003, lupinelover from Grove City, OH (Zone 6a) wrote:

A F1 Hybrid, seed will not come true. This one develops its main stalk in 43 days from sprouting, which is very early. Good quality, good flavor, produces a lot of side-shoots.