Waltham 29 Broccoli

Waltham 29 Broccoli

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    Open Polloinated. Heirloom.
    • 29 -74 days.  
    • 20”  plants bear  5"-6” heads, long stalks. 
    • Developed at the University of Massachusetts Waltham Field station around 1950. 
    • Cold hardy with good side shoot production after main head is harvested. 
    • Popular market variety especially for fall production
    Planting Directions:  Sow seed indoors in spring 4 to 6 weeks before last frost with a minimum soil temperature of 50° -86°,  77° optimum Sow seeds ¼” deep with 3-4 per unit/inch thinning to one seedling. When seeds germinate move to a cooler, well lit area to produce sturdy transplants. Harden off seedlings 7 days prior to transplanting outdoors.  Plant outdoors in  well prepared soil, enriched with  a complete garden fertilizer or rich compost, broccoli is considered a heavy feeder. Transplant outdoors when soil temperature is 60°-65°. Water moderately and regularly. For fall crops  plant seeds 1/4” deep and 2”- 4” apart outdoors in late summer.  Thin seedlings to 8-10” apart when 6” tall.