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• Broccoli is a cool season plant like cabbage, cauliflower and Brussels sprouts.
• Broccoli plants will not tolerate hot weather, but will immediately "go to flower" (which means you won't enjoy eating it!)
• It prefers daytime high temperatures of 50-70 degrees F.
• If your winter temperature doesn't go below 20 degrees F., it can be planted in the fall and will be ready to mature in the cooler weather of spring and early summer.
• Download our vegetable planting guide and zone chart for more information on planting and growing times for broccoli.
Recommended Broccoli Varieties
For beginners, the following varieties are recommended for ease of cultivation:
• Green Goliath – bred for the home gardener, it yields side shoots to harvest even after the center flower has been picked.
• Cruiser – this thrives even in dry conditions with high-yield harvests after 58 days.
• Green Comet – with its very early maturity and vigorous characteristics, it can be harvested after only 55 days.