Broccoli, Nutribud (Organic)
Brassica oleracea. 55-70 days.
A great open pollinated broccoli bred in Oregon by plant breeder Dr. Alan Kapuler of Peace Seeds. This is the broccoli to grow for flavor. The sweetest, richest and possibly the most nutritious broccoli for spring and fall. Deep-green florets, central head and prolific side shoots make this an excellent variety for the home gardener. Tested high in free glutamine, which is a building block of protein, a powerful energy source for the brain, and an important healing nutrient for the body. Not the largest heads and it doesn’t like hot weather.
Seed produced by The Organic Farm School on Whidbey Island, Washington.
As required by the Oregon Department of Agriculture and the Washington Crucifer Quarantine, all Brassica family seed lots have been tested and found negative for blackleg (Phoma lingam) by an approved, certified lab.
Sow indoors in flats with good potting soil February through July. Transplant into the garden about 3-4 weeks after sprouting, spaced 12-18″ on center. May also be direct sown. A good choice for autumn gardens in our area.
Collect seed from 50 or more early spring-sown plants when pods are dry. Dance on seed stalks on a tarp to thresh. Collect seeds and winnow to clean. Isolate when flowering from other flowering Brassicas of the same species, B. oleracea, by ½ mile.