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PlantFiles: Broccoli
Brassica oleracea 'Waltham'

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

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18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Not Applicable

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

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Bloom Color:
Bright Yellow

Bloom Time:


Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
From seed; sow indoors before last frost

Seed Collecting:
Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds

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2 positives
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive melody On May 3, 2004, melody from Benton, KY (Zone 7a) wrote:

Great Open Pollinated variety. Plenty of side shoots for an extended harvest. Good tasting and easy to grow.

Positive Farmerdill On Dec 2, 2003, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

This is an old time open pollinated broccoli. It has a long growing season, and is most suitable as a late season or fall broccoli in cooler climates. I grew it successfuly in the New River Valley where the elevation kept summer temperature relatively cool. Main head is somewhat small (4-5 inches) but side shoots are copious. Not as resilient as the hybrids but excels in extending the harvest.


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

Chicago, Illinois
Benton, Kentucky
Glen Burnie, Maryland
Lucedale, Mississippi
Fort Worth, Texas
Radford, Virginia

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