A vigorous open-pollinated broccoli with dark blue-green, tender heads and a staggered maturity window. In 2012, we trialed eight open pollinated broccolis and this strain, a diverse population developed by Dr. Jim Meyers at Oregon State, was the all around winner for its blue-green color and impressive head size. Ever since, we’ve selected it for the largest, most dense and uniform heads, and we’ve landed on a broccoli we are proud to sell. Best for spring and early summer with prolific side shoot production. Other northwest farmer-bred broccoli varieties, including Solstice and Meyers Best, came from the same original breeding population.
Days to Maturity: 65
Latin name: Brassica oleracea
Life cycle: annual
Direct seed as soon as soil can be worked
or start indoors 2 weeks before transplant.
Optimal soil temp for germination is 65-75°.
Seeding depth: ¼”. Transplant or thin
to at least 18”. Row spacing: 18-24″
All of our seed is Non-GMO and Certified Organic by Washington State Department of Agriculture. We grow the majority of our varieties here at Deep Harvest Farm on Whidbey Island while we purchase the rest from other small, organic Northwest seed growers. Finally, all of our offerings are open-pollinated (OP) so that you too can save and share seed from these plants!