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PlantFiles: 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

3 vendors have this plant for sale.

4 members have or want this plant for trade.


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15-18 in. (38-45 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:
6.1 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

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4 positives
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive DAKOTA31400 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 eskinola 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 jessums 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 Farmerdill 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.


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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