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Broccoli Seeds, Imperial Hybrid

Brassica oleracea
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This superior heat-loving broccoli produces 15-20 cm (6-8") tight dome-shaped heads with attractive, small dark green beads.  The heads have an excellent shelf-life post harvest.  This multi-use broccoli is great for fresh eating or freezing.

  • SKU: 141694
Growing Information Chevron Down Chevron Forward
Grow best in
Grows
Best In:
Full Sun
Days to germination
Days to
Germination:
7 to 10 days
Water needs
Water
Needs:
Average 2.5-5 cm (1-2") per week
Days to maturity
Days to
Maturity:
62 days after transplanting outdoors
Growing height
Growing Height:
30 cm (12")
Key Features Chevron Down Chevron Forward
  • Plant Type: Vegetable
  • Botanical Name: Brassica oleracea
  • Fill Weight (grams): 0.25
  • Approximate Seed Count: 55-65
  • Characteristics: excellent shelf life | preserving variety
  • Planting Method: Start Indoors
  • Plant Lifecycle: Annual
  • Seed Type: Hybrid
  • Water Needs: Average 2.5-5 cm (1-2") per week
  • Flavor: Grassy, earthy flavor
  • Disease Resistance: downy mildew resistant
  • Tolerance: heat tolerant
  • Companion Planting: Plant near oregano, other brassicas (cabbage, brussels spouts, cauliflower, etc.)
  • Preparation Ideas: Remove flower heads from the thick stems. Rinse in cool water and place in a microwave safe bowl. Add 2 to 3 tablespoons of water and cover bowl with a plate or saran wrap. Microwave on high for approximately 3 to 4 minutes until broccoli is fork tender. Drain any left over water from bowl and season with salt and pepper if desired.
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    Growing Instructions:

    Broccoli seeds can be sown directly into the garden but perform best transplanted. Start broccoli seeds indoors 6 weeks before the last frost in your area. Follow the seed depth and spacing guidelines indicated below. Once all danger of frost has passed, seedlings should be hardened off before planting in their growing location. Seedlings should be transplanted according to the plant and row spacing directions below. Regularly monitor your plants and ensure that the soil remains moist, but not soggy while they establish themselves in their new environment.

    Click here to read more information on planning and planting a garden.

  • Planting Depth: 1.3 cm (1/2")
  • Plant Spacing: 30 cm (12")
  • Row Spacing: 30-35 cm (12-14")

  • Instructions for Nutrient Care: Feed plants SUPERthrive once per week. Mix 1.2 ml (1/4 tsp) per 4L (1 gallon) of water in a watering can and apply solution to the base of the plants.
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Growing Suggestions:
  • Broccoli grows best in temperatures from 18-24°C (65-75° F).
  • Broccoli has a shallow root system. Be careful when cultivating the ground near the plants to not disturb the roots.
  • High temperatures and increased day length can cause broccoli plants to bolt. Bolting refers to premature seed or flower stalk production before the harvest of the vegetable and typically renders the crop unusable.
  • Cut the main head and you will likely harvest a good-sized secondary head a little later.
  • Plant brassicas together so they can all be covered with netting to protect them from pests such as cabbage worms.

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