Broccoli
Brassica oleracea 'Belstar'

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

Category:

Vegetables

Height:

12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

Spacing:

15-18 in. (38-45 cm)

Hardiness:

Not Applicable

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

Bright Yellow

Bloom Time:

Unknown - Tell us

Foliage:

Herbaceous

Other details:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:

5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

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

Gardeners' Notes:

2
positives
1
neutral
0
negatives
RatingContent
Positive

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

This one does well for me. After harvesting the main head, it produces large side shoots. It performs well here with our fluctuating winter temps.

Neutral

On Dec 21, 2006, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

A 60 day light green hybrid with small 5-6 inch heads released by Bejo.

Positive

On Mar 24, 2005, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

A hybrid. Medium large central head followed by multiple side shoots. This not a top performer under my conditions. There are a number of early broccolis that produce more and better heads. It does produce, but the plants and heads are small. It is also later maturing, which pushes into into our hot season. I have been cutting Everest for three weeks and now starting on sideshoots. Belstar is almost ready, but not quite.