Broccoli, Waltham 29 (Brassica oleracea) - 200 Seeds

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Waltham 29 Broccoli (Brassica oleracea) - 200 Seeds

•Organic
•Heirloom
•Non-GMO
•American grown seeds
•Planting Season: Early-spring; or July/August for fall crops

Description:
Waltham is a great cool climate broccoli variety that produces nice medium sized heads and a fine crop of side shoots. Plants are non-uniform in maturity resulting in a prolonged harvest period which is ideal for the home vegetable garden. The broccoli is easy to grow and delicious, taking 85 days to reach maturity. This heirloom variety dates back to 1950 where it was named for Waltham, MA where it was developed.

Nutritional Value:
Broccoli provides an excellent source of vitamin K, vitamin C, chromium, and folic acid. It is a good source of dietary fiber, pantothenic acid, vitamin B6, vitamin E, manganese, phosphorus, choline, vitamin B1, Beta-carotene, potassium, and copper. Broccoli in the diet also supplies vitamin B1, magnesium, omega-3 fatty acids, protein, zinc, calcium, iron, niacin, and selenium.

Growing Instructions:
Waltham broccoli seeds grow best in cool weather, so starting the seeds indoors 5-6 weeks before the last expected frost will ensure a faster crop. Shortly before the last frost and when the seedlings reach 6" tall, plant them 1-2' apart in rows 2-3' apart. For direct sowing, plant them 1" deep and 3" apart in full sun and rich soil about 2 weeks before the last expect frost. Germination can take place in temps as low as 40°. For fall planting, direct sow in late July and August. Keep seedlings watered, remove weeds and provide stake support if they become too top heavy.

 


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