Broccoli
Brassica oleracea 'Premium Crop'

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

Category:

Vegetables

Height:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Spacing:

15-18 in. (38-45 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; 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:

Augusta, Georgia

Saint Simons Island, Georgia

Bethelridge, Kentucky

Silver Spring, Maryland

Vinton, Ohio

Gardeners' Notes:

4
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Positive

On Mar 4, 2010, DAKOTA31400 from Petersburg, ND (Zone 3a) wrote:

Very Similar to Packman. Container friendly. Both grow well in SE Georgia and store under refridgeration for weeks. Relatively disease free.

Positive

On Sep 7, 2009, cloverlymd from Silver Spring, MD wrote:

Seeds from Pinetree came late this year, so I couldn't get this started until late (19 March). Fortunately we had a cool early summer, and I got a pretty good yield.

Positive

On Jun 5, 2006, Big_Red from Bethelridge, KY (Zone 6a) wrote:

Raised as a spring crop, set out on April 1st, 2006. Mostly 5 to 7 inch heads @ about 8 weeks. After cutting main head, good crop of 2 to 3 inch side shoots.

Positive

On May 12, 2004, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

A main season hybrid that is often grown for a fall crop. Introduced in 1975 by Takii and a AAS winner. It is still widely available. Performs well here but is a liitle late maturing for a spring crop.