Compact 20 inch plants offer attractive and tasty blue-green medium size heads. This variety has good cold tolerance going into the fall and has been a longtime favorite in the eastern us. Good to eat fresh and frozen. 67 days.
Lieutenant produces high quality heads that are medium green, smooth and highly domed. Many people remember Packman broccoli, and this variety is about as close as you can get to Packman. It has great flavor, good heat tolerance, early maturity, and wide adaptability. Matures 55 to 60 days from transplant.
Stem broccoli has been around for some time, but until recently it has not been available to home gardeners. In the past it was found in gourmet markets and upscale restaurants. Artwork looks like a normal broccoli as it starts to grow, but as soon as you harvest the first crown, delicious and tender side shoots start to grow. And due to some heat tolerance, you can harvest multiple side shoots for an extended period. Side-shoot stems measure 6-8“ in length. Maturity 55 days from transplant.
This Italian heirloom produces a small head that is 3 inches in width. Side shoots begin to grow after harvesting the main head. Abundant side shoots can be harvested over time. Growth of side shoots is extended by harvesting the shoots that are ready for harvest. The leaves are edible and taste like kale. Height 2 to 3 feet. 50 days.