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Early Heading Broccoli

Batavia

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Early Heading Broccoli

Batavia

EXCLUSIVE - Vigorous early broccoli with nutty sweet flavor. Large central heads are followed by multiple side shoots for extended harvests....
EXCLUSIVE - Vigorous early broccoli with nutty sweet flavor. Large central heads are followed by multiple side shoots for extended harvests. Strong disease resistance and great garden performance.
Seed Count: 50 / Weight: 300 mg / F-1
$ 2.00 $ 3.99

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 nontoxic 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
March - April
July - August
Full sun
1/2 inch deep
7 - 10 days
Approx. 62 days

Cold Winters

Mild Winters

Sun/Shade

Sow Seeds

Days to Germinate

Transplant to Harvest

May - June
March - April
July - August
Full sun
1/2 inch deep
7 - 10 days
Approx. 62 days

Cold Winters

May - June

Mild Winters

March - April
July - August

Sun/Shade

Full sun

Sow Seeds

1/2 inch deep

Days to Germinate

7 - 10 days

Transplant to Harvest

Approx. 62 days

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