Broccoli
Brassica oleracea 'Gypsy'

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

Category:

Vegetables

Height:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Spacing:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Hardiness:

Not Applicable

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

Bright Yellow

Bloom Time:

N/A

Foliage:

Herbaceous

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; direct sow after 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:

Westbrook, Connecticut

Augusta, Georgia

Danville, Indiana

Gardeners' Notes:

2
positives
0
neutrals
1
negative
RatingContent
Positive

On Jul 18, 2014, DonShirer from Westbrook, CT (Zone 6a) wrote:

A better performer than several I have tried. Main shoots are medium large (6-7") (despite little critters chewing holes in their leaves) and taste good. Few side shoots (1-2") so far. Every one I planted ripened about the same time, so next year I'll have to stagger the seedings.

Negative

On Jan 6, 2011, Calalily from Deep South Coastal, TX (Zone 10a) wrote:

This one did not perform well for me. The heads were small and it did not like our fluctuating winter temps.

Positive

On Apr 24, 2004, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

A medium early medium green domed broccoli from Sakata. Due to plant vigor it is recommended to "organic' growers. A Japanese hybrid. It performs reasonably well here. It is earlier than advertised. Central heads are small ( 6 inches) with medium bead. Plant is large, so should set multiple sideshoots. An ok cultivar, but there are several I like much better.