Brassica oleracea (Italica Group)
Packman is part of the Mustard genus and is a Broccoli variety. Its scientific name is Brassica oleracea (Italica Group) 'Packman'. Packman is a patented hybrid variety.
Packman produces good yields of very tightly packed, dark green flavorful broccoli. Widely adapted to different climates. Early, with very good yields.An annual, so it will last but a year in its native climate. Packman is known for growing to a height of approximately 75.0 cm (2.44 feet).
Packman Broccoli needs a moderate amount of maintenance, so some level of previous experience comes in handy when growing this plant. Ensure that you are aware of the soil, sun, ph and water requirements for this plant and keep an eye out for pests.
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How to grow Broccoli 'Packman'
Keep soil moist during the growing season. Decrease watering when plants approach maturity. Water broccoli at the base of the plant. Side dress plants with well-aged compost again at midseason.
Companions: Beets, celery, herbs, onions, potatoes.
Avoid planting broccoli near pole beans, strawberries, or tomatoes.
Growing Packman from seed
By our calculations, you should look at sowing Packman about 45 days before your last frost date.
Side dress with well aged compost. Plant transplants that are 4 to 6 weeks old with four or five true leaves. Leggy transplants or transplants with crooked stems can be planted up to their first leaves so that they will not grow top heavy.Ensure that temperatures are mild and all chance of frost has passed before planting out, as Packman is a tender plant.
By our calculations, you should look at planting out Packman about 28 days before your last frost date.
Broccoli 'Packman' information
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Pack Man, Pack-man
18 Sep 2013
Medium-sized heads with tons of side shoots that last at least a month. Good flavor, although four plants won’t produce enough for a family meal. Grows well in part shade also, surprisingly.
06 Sep 2013
Was an excellent variety. Can’t compare it to much, but it was short, stocky, and produced very well. Tasted nice also. I would def grow this again
25 Jul 2011
Grew well and consistently. Medium sized heads, but very prolific side shoots! You end up getting the same amount of broccoli as the larger head varieties in the end. I will use this again.