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Belstar Broccoli Seeds

Belstar Broccoli Seeds

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Grow this star in your garden! Selected for its heat tolerance, it's great for spring or late-summer sowing. The big, 6"–8" blue-green, tightly-packed heads of 'Belstar' are followed by many smaller side shoots for multiple harvests. It also grows well in the winter in mild climates. Inert organic coating improves seed visibility when sowing.

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  • Variety Info
  • Sowing Info
  • Growing Info

Variety Info

Days to Maturity: 65–70 Days

Family: Brassicaceae

Native: Europe

Hardiness: Frost-tolerant annual

Plant Dimensions: About 18" wide, 20" wide

Variety Info: 6"–8" blue-green, domed heads are tightly packed with medium-sized florets and followed by smaller florets. Widely adapted.

Sowing Info

When to Sow Outside: 4 to 6 weeks before your average last frost date, or when soil temperature is at least 40°F, ideally 60°–85°F. Also in late summer for fall harvest. Mild Climates: Best sown in fall or winter for cool–season harvest.

When to Start Inside: RECOMMENDED. 4 to 6 weeks before our average last frost date. Transplant 1 to 2 weeks before your average last frost date.

Days to Emerge: 7 – 14 days

Seed Depth: ⅛"

Seed Spacing: A group of 3 seeds every 24"

Row Spacing: 24"–36"

Thinning: When 2" tall, thin to 1 every 24"

Growing Info

Harvesting: When the main head gets to 6"-8" in diameter and florets are enlarged but are still closed, harvest the head. This will encourage large numbers of side florets.