Johnny's Broccoli Planting Program

Johnny's BROCCOLI Planting Program

Broccoli Succession Planting & Season Extension

Johnny's Broccoli Planting Program is designed to take the guesswork out of succession planting, for standard heading broccolis, allowing you to plan ahead to extend your harvest across the growing seasons.

Determine which standard heading broccoli varieties to sow during which seasonal slots by evaluating the sowing and harvesting periods indicated in the charts below.

Hybrid Broccoli Varieties & Features
Sowing & Harvesting Period
Cool/
Spring
Warm/
Summer
Cool/
Fall
Cold/
Winter
SOWING
HARVESTING
Features
Note Days to Maturity Heat Tolerance Cold Tolerance
Extra early 49 Average Average
Sowing & Harvesting Period
Cool/
Spring
Warm/
Summer
Cool/
Fall
Cold/
Winter
SOWING
HARVESTING
Features
Note Days to Maturity Heat Tolerance Cold Tolerance
2nd earliest for spring sowings 56 Good Average
Sowing & Harvesting Period
Cool/
Spring
Warm/
Summer
Cool/
Fall
Cold/
Winter
SOWING
HARVESTING
Features
Note Days to Maturity Heat Tolerance Cold Tolerance
Superior heat tolerance 57 Very good Average
Sowing & Harvesting Period
Cool/
Spring
Warm/
Summer
Cool/
Fall
Cold/
Winter
SOWING
HARVESTING
Features
Note Days to Maturity Heat Tolerance Cold Tolerance
Strong root system for below-average fertility 58 Good Average
Sowing & Harvesting Period
Cool/
Spring
Warm/
Summer
Cool/
Fall
Cold/
Winter
SOWING
HARVESTING
Features
Note Days to Maturity Heat Tolerance Cold Tolerance
One-cut preparation 53 Average Good
Sowing & Harvesting Period
Cool/
Spring
Warm/
Summer
Cool/
Fall
Cold/
Winter
SOWING
HARVESTING
Features
Note Days to Maturity Heat Tolerance Cold Tolerance
Most widely adapted 60 Good Average
Sowing & Harvesting Period
Cool/
Spring
Warm/
Summer
Cool/
Fall
Cold/
Winter
SOWING
HARVESTING
Note Days to Maturity Heat Tolerance Cold Tolerance
Organic hybrid for spring & summer plantings 66 Average Good
Sowing & Harvesting Period
Cool/
Spring
Warm/
Summer
Cool/
Fall
Cold/
Winter
SOWING
HARVESTING
Features
Note Days to Maturity Heat Tolerance Cold Tolerance
Best in Northeast & Northwest 68 Average Good
Sowing & Harvesting Period
Cool/
Spring
Warm/
Summer
Cool/
Fall
Cold/
Winter
SOWING
HARVESTING
Features
Note Days to Maturity Heat Tolerance Cold Tolerance
Best heat tolerance 71 Excellent Average
Sowing & Harvesting Period
Cool/
Spring
Warm/
Summer
Cool/
Fall
Cold/
Winter
SOWING
HARVESTING
Note Days to Maturity Heat Tolerance Cold Tolerance
Best cold tolerance for fall & winter production 63 Poor Excellent
Sowing & Harvesting Period
Cool/
Spring
Warm/
Summer
Cool/
Fall
Cold/
Winter
SOWING
HARVESTING
Features
Note Days to Maturity Heat Tolerance Cold Tolerance
Best for over-winter production 68 Poor Good
Open-Pollinated Broccoli Features
Sowing & Harvesting Period
Cool/
Spring
Warm/
Summer
Cool/
Fall
Cold/
Winter
SOWING
HARVESTING
Features
Note Days to Maturity Heat Tolerance Cold Tolerance
Favorite multi-cut Italian variety. Organic. 48 Average Average


Mini & Sprouting Broccoli Varieties
Diversify Your Broccoli Offerings with Johnny's Selected Seeds