Broccoli (Brassica oleracea 'Everest') in the Brassicas Database

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Water Preferences: Mesic
Dynamic Accumulator: P (Phosphorus)
Ca (Calcium)
S (Sulfur)
Mn (Manganese)
Zn (Zinc)
Cu (Copper)
Propagation: Seeds: Self fertile
Pollinators: Self
Bees

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Posted by farmerdill (Augusta Georgia - Zone 8a) on Jul 2, 2013 9:15 AM

Developed in 1988 by Northrup King, currently sold by Syngenta (Rogers brand), it is an early hybrid designed for fresh market. Medium dome, 4-6 inch heads, resistant to downy mildew. It grows well here. The plant is quite large, but the central heads are very small for a modern hybrid. It is sufficiently early, much earlier than Belstar and competitve with Packman. A satisfactory cultivar, but nothing special. It does have very fine beads, if that is a desirable characteristic. Everest has the best sidesprouts of any cultivar that I have grown.

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