Happy Rich Baby, (F1) Broccoli Seeds

Broccoli Raab

Happy Rich Baby, (F1) Broccoli Seeds

Broccoli Raab

Happy Rich Baby is an excellent summer producing baby broccoli. Produces uniform, vigorous, dark-green florets that look like baby broccoli heads. One of the best flavors broccoli flavors with hints of sweetness. Produces generous amounts of side shoots when first floret is pinched out and plants are spaced 12-18" apart.
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Product Details

Botanical Name

Brassica oleracea

Seed Type

Seed

Seeds Per Gram

196

Seeds Per Pound

88000

Row Spacing

3'

Packet

100 seeds

Sow Depth

1/4"

Seeds Per Ounce

5500

Fruit Color

Green

Breed

F1 Hybrid

Sun

Partial,Full

Maturity

Early

Cubic Inches

1.4625

Life Cycle

Annual

Sow Method

Transplant

Plant Spacing

18"

Categories

Broccoli

Zones

3,4,5,6,7,8,9

Germination

5,6,7,8,9,10

Days To Maturity (# Days)

55

Growing Instructions

Learning Download: How to Grow Broccoli

Broccoli is a hardy, cool-season vegetable bringing colorful green nutrients to the table. Broccoli is part of the Cole Crop family, which also includes cabbage, kohlrabi, kale and more. It can be grown twice a year, in the late spring and the fall.

Before Planting: Broccoli prefers a well-drained, fertile soil high in organic matter, and a pH of 6.0–7.5 with a consistent supply of moisture throughout the growing season. Irrigate regularly for best results. Broccoli does not generally do well in hot weather. The best success is with spring and fall crops.

Planting: Use early and midseason broccoli varieties in the Spring. Sow 2 seeds per cell or 3–4 seeds/in. in row flats. Seedlings should be ready to transplant in 3–4 weeks. If possible keep soil temperature at 80°F until germination, then reduce air temperature to about 60°F. Ensure good air circulation and light. Transplant outdoors 10–18″ apart in rows 18–36″ apart. Broccoli prefers cooler growing temperatures, between 55–75°F but will produce good crops under warmer, summer conditions. For a Fall crop, start seedlings indoors 3-4 weeks before transplanting. as above in May and transplant to the garden in June–July. To ensure mature heads, seed the crop early in areas where heavy freezes occur early in the Fall. Successful broccoli crops can be grown where winters are rarely below 32°F. Transplants can be set out from September to February in these regions. Sow 3–4 seeds 12″ apart, ½” deep, rows 18–36″ apart, thinning to one plant in each group.

Watering: Broccoli likes cool soil, so adding grass clippings around the plants helps. Also, water deeply and often. When watering broccoli, do not get water on the developing heads. Some varieties of broccoli are heat tolerant, but still require adequate watering, such as 1 to 1.5 inches of water per week.

Days to Maturity: Broccoli is ready to harvest when florets are tightly closed in the center but begin to loosen slightly around the edges. (50-80 days)

Harvesting: Before flower buds open, cut center head. Harvest secondary side shoots regularly to encourage continued production. If buds begin to show a yellow color, harvest immediately.

Tips: Repel flea beetles and root maggots on young seedlings by covering with floating row covers from day of planting. Treat flea beetles with pyrethrin or azadirachtin if heavy pressure is observed. For cabbage worms and loopers, use Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt.).

AVG. Seeding Rate: 1,000 seeds/83′, 50,000 seeds/acre spaced 7″ apart in rows 18″ apart.

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