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Broccoli 'Packman'

Brassica oleracea (Italica Group)

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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.

This variety plant info is provided by the myfolia gardener's wiki. All details about Packman have been kindly provided by our members.

How to grow Packman

  • Full Sun

  • Medium

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.

Enjoys a full sun position in your garden and remember to water moderately. Keep in mind when planting that Packman is thought of as tender, so it is imperative to wait until temperatures are mild before planting out of doors. Use USDA Hardiness Zone 3 - 10 as your guideline for the appropriate climate for this plant. Packman needs a loamy and sandy soil with a ph of 6.2 to 7.2 (weakly acidic soil to weakly alkaline soil).

Growing Packman from seed

Ensure a distance of 5.85 inches (15.0 cm) between seeds when sowing - look to sow at a depth of approximately 0.51 inches (1.3 cm). Soil temperature should be kept higher than 10°C / 50°F to ensure good germination.

By our calculations, you should look at sowing Packman about 45 days before your last frost date.

Transplanting Packman

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.

Harvesting Packman

This variety tends to be ready for harvesting by early autumn.

Misspellings of Broccoli 'Packman'

Pack Man, Pack-man

Latest Broccoli 'Packman' Reviews

  • 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.

    4 stars

    mpsprengeler about growing Broccoli 'Packman'
  • 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

    4 stars

    adidas30 about growing Broccoli 'Packman'
  • 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.

    4 stars

    mcav0y about growing Broccoli "Packman"

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