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PlantFiles: Broccoli
Brassica oleracea 'Marathon'

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

Category:
Vegetables

Height:
12-18 in. (30-45 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:
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; 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

Profile:

No positives
1 neutral
1 negative

Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Negative Calalily On Mar 20, 2011, Calalily from Deep South Coastal, TX (Zone 10a) wrote:

No field holding ability and is easily damaged by cold temperatures. It quickly turns yellow when harvested.

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

A 1985 Japanese hybrid from Sakata that is still going strong. It is a medium late cultivar, but widely adaptable. Head are high domed, blue green about 8 inches in diameter and of excellent quality.

Regional...

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

South Padre Island, Texas



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