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PlantFiles: Broccoli
Brassica oleracea 'Southern Comet Hybird'

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


12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

12-15 in. (30-38 cm)

Not Applicable

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:
Bright Yellow

Bloom Time:
Late Winter/Early Spring


Other details:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
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; direct sow outdoors in fall
From seed; winter sow in vented containers, coldframe or unheated greenhouse
From seed; sow indoors before last frost

Seed Collecting:
Bag seedheads to capture ripening seed
Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds

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1 positive
No neutrals
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Gardeners' Notes:

Positive justmeLisa On Feb 27, 2004, justmeLisa from Brewers, KY (Zone 6b) wrote:

This hybird of broccoli does well in South Louisiana. It yeilds in 55 days and is high yeilding. The heads reach 7 inches across and are very tasty. Broccoli planted in South Louisiana does best planted in early fall.


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

Thibodaux, Louisiana
South Padre Island, Texas

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