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Vegetable Planting Calendar

Broccoli

Rich in vitamins A and C

  • Approximate planting per person per year, fresh, 5 to 10 plants
  • Approximate planting per person per year, process, 5 to 10 plants
  • 0.5 ounce of seeds for 100 feet of row for direct seeding. Normally planted in the garden as plants.
  • Minimum row space if hand cultivated, 30 inches
  • Minimum row space if using field implements, 42 inches
  • 24 inches between plants in row
  • 70 to 80 days from planting to eating stage
  • 3,400 international units of vitamin A per 100 gram sample
  • 74 milligrams of vitamin C per 100 gram sample
  • For broccoli-related questions and answers, see MU Extension publication G6400, Frequently Asked Vegetable Questions.
  • Recommended varieties
    • Arcadia
      Late, tight head; Bacterial soft rot resistance
    • Emperor
      Early to mid, few side shoots
    • Goliath
      Mid-season, large tight heads
    • Green Comet
      Early, excellent center heads and large side shoots
    • Green Valiant
      Mid-season small beads, firm head
    • Leprechaun
      Early, large beads, slightly domed
    • Marathon
      Medium-late; excellent quality
    • Packman
      Early, large heads, few side shoots
    • Premium Crop
      Mid-season, large center heads, few side shoots
    • Regal
      Early, medium to small beads, firm domed head, side shoots
    • Triathlon
      Late maturing; excellent quality

Growing zones in Missouri
 

  • Recommended planting dates
    • South Missouri
      March 10 to 30
      Aug. 1 to 15
    • Central Missouri
      March 20 to April 10
      July 25 to Aug. 5
    • North Missouri
      March 25 to April 5
      July 25 to 30

 

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