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

Category:

Vegetables

Foliage Color:

Blue-Green

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Height:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Spacing:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Hardiness:

Not Applicable

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Bright Yellow

Bloom Time:

N/A

Foliage:

Rubbery-Textured

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

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

Regional

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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Gardeners' Notes:

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RatingContent
Positive

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

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.