Broccoli, Waltham

Sale price Price $5.10 Regular price $6.00

This is a pre-order. All pre-orders will be delivered when the season is just right for them. Broccoli are planned to be delivered or available for pickup in early April.

Waltham produces sturdy 20 inch tall plants that support large 5-6 inch wide, dark blue-green heads on long stalks. Bred in 1954 to withstand the increasingly cold days of fall. They are a little heat-sensitive so it's best to plant them either early in the season to harvest before August or later in July for a fall harvest.

Broccoli: An old plant that was first documented grown in Italy before the Roman empire. We mostly eat the large clusters of flowers buds and the stems. Look to grow this early in the spring or in the fall when the cool weather helps keep it from getting too bitter and the flowers from opening.

Growing Tips: Broccoli can get pretty large, so make sure to plant them a good 18 inches apart to make sure they have plenty of light as they develop. Broccoli loves well drained, fertile soil so don’t skimp on adding compost before planting time.