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Broccoli

 

General information

  • Brassica oleracea var. botrytis, Broccoli
  • Brassicaceae family
  • Sunlight: full sun. Can tolerate light shade but will slow maturity.
  • Soil conditions: requires well-drained, fertile soil high in organic matter,
  • Needs plentiful, consistent moisture.
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Successful cultivars

  • Bonanza hybrid (55 days) Large central head, side shoots.
  • Di Cicco (48 days) Small to medium florets.
  • Blue Ribbon hybrid (52 days) Large central head, side shoots.
  • Burgundy (37 days) Purple buds with purple green stems. 

 

Common pests and diseases

  • Imported Cabbage Worm
  • Cross Striped Cabbage Worm (pictured here)
  • Cabbage looper
  • Harlequin Bug
  • Clubroot

This publication was created by Master Gardeners Rick Judd and Gail Hermenau. Photos courtesy of Gail Hermenau.


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