Organic Broccoli: Waltham 29 (500 mg) Description:
Waltham 29 Broccoli has a wonderful flavor and was bred to withstand colder temperatures, so it can be planted in both spring and fall. Enjoy this healthy vegetable fresh from your own garden. Use organic broccoli seeds from Patriot Seeds to start your crop. Our seeds are 100% heirloom and non-GMO. Because they are open-pollinated, you can use them to grow, harvest, and replant your broccoli crop endlessly. Plus, the seeds come packaged in military-grade Mylar and can be stored for 5+ years. When you're ready to declare your food independence, buy Patriot Seeds!
Organic Broccoli: Waltham 29 Planting Instructions:
Broccoli prefers full sun and takes about 75 days between planting and harvest. 4 to 6 weeks before the last frost, sow seeds in rows 2' apart and cover with ¼" of soil. If transplanting, sow the seeds 8 weeks before moving outdoors. When seedlings have at least 3 pairs of leaves, it is time to transplant. Harden off the plants first by moving them to a sheltered place outside for a week before planting. Cover or bring inside if there is danger of frost. Transplant seedlings 18" apart, in rows 2' apart, burying so that the root ball is even with the surrounding soil. Water thoroughly and use a light mulch to conserve water and suppress weeds.
Organic Broccoli: Waltham 29 Harvesting Instructions:
For peak quality, harvest when the buds on the head are firm and tight. Cut off the central head along with 6" of the stem. If the buds start to separate and reveal the yellow petals inside, harvest the broccoli immediately. Broccoli can be frozen for future use.
Did You Know This About Broccoli?
Broccoli had a key part in the James Bond Series. Well, sort of... An Italian-American man named Albert R. Broccoli is credited with bringing Ian Flemming's James Bond to film. Mr. Broccoli was the producer for all of the Bond films made during his lifetime and his heirs help keep the legacy going.