Broccoli
Brassica oleracea 'Packman'

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

Category:

Vegetables

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Height:

12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

Spacing:

15-18 in. (38-45 cm)

Hardiness:

Not Applicable

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Bright Yellow

Bloom Time:

N/A

Foliage:

Herbaceous

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

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:

Brooksville, Florida

Fruitland Park, Florida

Augusta, Georgia

Saint Simons Island, Georgia

Athens, Illinois

Winnetka, Illinois

Glen Riddle Lima, Pennsylvania

Hummelstown, Pennsylvania

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Radford, Virginia

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Gardeners' Notes:

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RatingContent
Positive

On Mar 3, 2010, DAKOTA31400 from Petersburg, ND (Zone 3a) wrote:

Grows great in container gardens. High yield main heads, poor side shoot production. Keeps up to 5 weeks after harvest under refridgeration. Grows year round on the SE Georgia coast Islands. Hardy to less than 24 degrees and withstands freezing night temperatures for longer than a week.

Positive

On Jun 29, 2009, eskinola from Glen Riddle Lima, PA wrote:

I grew this broccoli this year- it's early summer and it's still growing strong. i meant to uproot it earlier, but it keeps sending smaller side stalks, which is wonderful... i'm going to keep the plants going until they start to really bolt. amazed...

Positive

On Apr 7, 2008, jessums from Pittsburgh, PA (Zone 6b) wrote:

Grows well from seed in containers for resale, thus it is very common in the markets here. Good producer, although not a significant producer of side chutes.

Positive

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

Packman is second only to Super Dome as an early season broccoli in my plantings. It is vigorous and dependable. Heads are a medium green and tend to be flattened. They may vary between 7 and ten inches in diameter. It is an excellent broccoli and very popular in this area with market and U pick growers.