Most widely adapted organic hybrid.
Belstar has performed best for spring and fall productions but has still been adequate for summer crops. It has also performed well in Florida in the winter. Heads are medium green, domed with a medium-sized bead. Strong, stress tolerant plants. Good side shoot production. Organically grown. Avg. 85,000 seeds/lb. Mini: 100 seeds.
Days to Maturity or Bloom: 66
CULTURE: Broccoli is closely related to cabbage, cauliflower, and Brussels sprouts and, like these other members of the Brassica genus, requires a fertile soil with good moisture-holding capacity or irrigation. While more heat-tolerant varieties such as Windsor are being developed, broccoli does not generally do well in hot weather, the best success being with spring and fall crops. PLANTING, DISEASES, INSECT PESTS, IMPORTANT NOTES: See under “Cabbage.” TYPICAL PLANT POPULATION: 43,560 plants/acre (1 sq. ft./plant) spaced 8" apart in rows 18" apart. HARVEST: Before flower buds open, cut center head. Hydrocool or ice as soon as possible. Harvest secondary side shoots regularly to encourage continued production. Irrigate regularly. STORAGE: Store at 32°F (0°C) 10-14 days. DAYS TO MATURITY: From date of transplanting; add about 20 days if direct seeding. AVG. PRECISION SEEDING RATE: 583’/1,000 seeds, 50,000 seeds (avg. 8.3 oz.)/acre spaced 7" apart in rows 18" apart. TRANSPLANTS: Avg. 850 plants/1,000 seeds. SIZED SEEDS: Except where noted otherwise. SEED SPECS: SEEDS/LB.: 70,000-150,000 (avg. 96,000). MINI: 0.5 gm. (avg. 100 seeds unless otherwise noted).
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