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Main Crop Broccoli

Bravado

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Main Crop Broccoli

Bravado

Count on this top-quality, high-yielding hybrid variety to reliably produce flavorful, tightly beaded, big, blue-green domed heads, followed by abu...
Count on this top-quality, high-yielding hybrid variety to reliably produce flavorful, tightly beaded, big, blue-green domed heads, followed by abundant crops of delicious side shoots to enjoy over a long extended season. Best of all, strong growing and disease-resistant new Bravado has excellent flavor and a crunchy texture that makes it perfect for a wide variety of cooking options: quick stirfries, steaming, roasting or cut up for healthy snacks with hummus or onion dip.
Seed Count: 90-95 / Weight: 0.5 gm / F-1 Hybrid
$ 3.19
#5463
#5463

BEST TO START INDOORS

Start seeds 4 or 5 weeks before last expected spring frost and again in midsummer for a fall crop. Sow seeds 1 inch apart in a container of seed starting mix, cover 1/2 inch deep and keep evenly moist. Provide a strong light source until seedlings are ready to plant out. When seedlings are 3 to 4 inches tall, gradually acclimate to outdoor conditions, then transplant 12 to 18 inches apart into rich, well-drained soil in full sun.

 

TO START OUTDOORS

Sow seeds in well-worked, fertile soil in full sun. Plant groups of 2 to 3 seeds 1/2 inch deep and 12 inches apart. Space rows 18 inches apart. Thin to 1 strong seedling per group so plants have room to mature and grow.

 

GROWING NOTES

Broccoli needs rich, fertile soil and cool growing weather to produce big heads. Prepare soil well and do not let seedlings get too crowded before thinning or transplanting or the heads will be stunted. Keep well watered and weeded. Feed at least monthly with all purpose fertilizer. Use non-toxic B.T. (Bacillus thuringiensis) products to repel caterpillar pests as necessary.

 

HARVEST AND USE

Harvest the main head before florets open by cutting about halfway down the stalk. This will encourage numerous side shoots to form for extended picking from each plant.

Cold Winters

Mild Winters

Sun/Shade

Sow Seeds

Days To Germinate

Transplant To Harvest

May – June
Mar. – April
July – Aug.
Full sun
1/2 inch deep
7 – 10 days
Approx. 60 – 65 days

Cold Winters

Mild Winters

Sun/Shade

Sow Seeds

Days To Germinate

Transplant To Harvest

May – June
Mar. – April
July – Aug.
Full sun
1/2 inch deep
7 – 10 days
Approx. 60 – 65 days

Cold Winters

May – June

Mild Winters

Mar. – April
July – Aug.

Sun/Shade

Full sun

Sow Seeds

1/2 inch deep

Days To Germinate

7 – 10 days

Transplant To Harvest

Approx. 60 – 65 days

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