Broccoli
Brassica oleracea 'Marathon'

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

Regional

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

Statham, Georgia

South Padre Island, Texas

Gardeners' Notes:

1
positive
1
neutral
1
negative
RatingContent
Positive

On Dec 6, 2014, atldrmcrz03 from Cumming, GA wrote:

Growing Marathon and Green Magic this year in North Geogia (Athens area) and harvested the first heads the first week of December. It survived the cold snap down in the low 20's for a few days just fine.

Negative

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

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.