Fortress Broccoli Seeds
Fortress Broccoli BR72-100

Fortress Broccoli Seeds

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SKU BR72-100
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Country Of Origin: USA USA
Description
Planting Instructions
Growing Calendar
Disease Resistant
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83 days. Brassica oleracea. (F1) Fortress Broccoli. The plant produces good yields of dark green broccoli. It is a new variety noted for its plant health and vigor. It has a clean stem, making it easy to harvest. Suitable for summer planting. An excellent choice for home gardens, market growers, and commercial growers. A variety from the USA. Disease Resistant: A.

Lot No: 533673008N

Germination: 95%

Test Date: 05/24

Seeds Per Pound: 125,000

Plant Height: 18 to 24” tall

Planting Season: Spring/Fall

Sunlight Requirement: Full Sun

Planting Method: Indoor Sow/Direct Sow



Broccoli
Brassica oleracea - Italica Group

 
Seed Depth Soil Temp. for Germination Days to Germination Sunlight Requirements Planting Time
1/4 to 1/2" 70 F to 85 F 7 to 10 days Partial Shade / Full Sun Spring/Fall
USDA Hardiness Zone Seed Spacing Row Spacing Space After Thinning Days to Harvest
N/A 3 to 4" 24 - 36" 18 to 24" 55 - 85 days
Broccoli Seed Planting Information:

Broccoli does best when temperatures remain between 40 F and 70 F during the growing period. Temperatures below 25 F can damage or kill broccoli. Spring planting should occur as soon as soil can be worked and after last frost, and fall planting done 10 to 12 weeks before first frost. In most areas broccoli grows best if planted in late summer so it can mature during cool periods. Plants can grow 2 ft tall.

Soil Requirements:

Requires fertile soil with plenty of nitrogen and calcium with some lime. Apply much and grass clippings, or straw around base of plant.

Water Requirements:

Keep well watered or plant will have premature heading and flowering.

Fertilizer Requirements:

Use RootBlast, Vegetable Alive, and Slow Release Fertilizer when transplanting outdoors. Periodically apply Miracle Gro.

Harvest Tips:

When you begin to see the buds spread out, it is time to harvest. Cut heads with sharp knife.


Broccoli
Growing Calendar
Indoor Germination Temperature: 70 to 85 F
Minimum Outdoor Temperature: 40 to 70 F
Start Indoors Transplant Start Outdoors Start Indoors Fall Transplant Fall Start Outdoors Fall Multiple Crops
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Seed Depth: ¼” to ½“

Days to Germination: 7 to 10 days

Plant Spacing: 18 to 24”

Row Spacing: 24 to 36”

Sunlight Requirement: Partial Shade/Full sun

Days to Harvest after Planting Outdoors: 55 to 85 days


USDA Hardiness Zone: 3 to 10


Use Miracle-Gro© Seed Starting Mix for best germination results.

A – Anthracnose

Scientific Name: Colletotrichum lagenarium

Type: Fungus

Anthracnose is a world-wide fungal disease that affects the growth of cucumbers, tomatoes, and watermelons. This disease is most common in the southern, mid-Atlantic, and mid-Western parts of the United States. Symptoms include lesions on the leaves and then yellowish circular spots begin appearing on the leaves. On watermelons the spots are irregular and turn dark brown or black. The most striking symptom is circular, black, sunken cankers appear on the fruit. When moisture is present, the black center of the lesion is covered with a gelatinous mass of salmon colored spores. With tomatoes, the disease mainly affects the tomato, but also can infect leaves, stems and roots. Sunken water soaked circular spots appear on the tomatoes. Leaves show symptoms of small circular spots with yellow halos. It can cause significant yield loss and even total crops losses. The diseased tomatoes are usually unmarketable. The infected plants should be removed to avoid further infestation. Increase space between the plants to maximize air flow and drying of the leaves. The disease is favorable when temperatures are 75-82 F and usually occur when moisture and humidity are very high. Plan on using a 3 year crop rotation and avoid planting in the same location, year after year, as the disease can survive in over winter on crop debris. Proper tillage practices may be helpful in managing the disease. Fungicides can help manage the disease. The best option is to use disease resistant varieties.

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