Broccoli Seeds, Waltham #29 Broccoli Seed
Waltham 29 broccoli was specifically developed to withstand the colder temperatures of the Pacific Northwest and East Coast. These broccoli plants grow to a height of about 20 inches. and form blue-green, medium to large heads of 4-8 inches on long stalks.
Broccoli leaves are edible and taste similar to collards and kale, which are broccolis' brassica relatives. You prepare them the same way. Just remove the center rib.
- Botanical Name - Brassica orlecea
- Zone: 3-10
- Days to Maturity: 70 Days
- Height: 20" Tall
- Fruit Color: Green
- Treated: No
- Germination Time: 7-14 Days
- Breed: Heirloom, Open Pollinated
- Germination Rate: 90%
- Lifecycle: Annual
- Sunlight: Full Sun
- Watering: Average to Moderate
- Sow Method: Direct Sow or Transplant
- Sow Depth: 1/4 inch
- Plant Spacing: 18"
- Row Spacing: 24" inch
- Season of Interest: Cool/Warm
- Broccoli Varieties
- Broccoli Grow Guide
- Companion Planting Guide
CLASSIFICATION: OPEN POLLINATED, HEIRLOOM
Open pollinated means this plants flowers are fertilized by bees, moths, birds, bats, and even the wind or rain. The seed that forms produces the same plant the following year.
All heirlooms are open pollinated, but not all open pollinated plants are heirlooms. Only a small fraction of the plant world is considered heirloom.
This variety has a history of being passed down within communities and families as early as the 1700's, similar to the generational sharing of items like jewelry or furniture.