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Red Fire

(F1) Broccoli Seed

Product ID: 3756

The most cold-hardy variety for overwintering.

These sweet and tender, 6-8", bright-purple florets are a welcome addition to the market stand in February and March, when fresh greens are scarce. NOTE: Best adapted to the Pacific Northwest and Mid-Atlantic regions where winter temperatures are low enough to vernalize the plant but do not typically drop below 20°F/-7°C; Red Fire will winterkill in colder climates. Avg. 89,800 seeds/lb. Packet: 100 seeds.

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Packet

$4.25
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250 Seeds

$9.52
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500 Seeds

$17.00
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1,000 Seeds

$31.03
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5,000 Seeds

$132.10
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25,000 Seeds

$576.50
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Additional Information

CULTURE: Prefers a well-drained, fertile soil high in organic matter with a pH of 6.0-7.5.
Transplant (recommended): Sow in 72-cell plug flats 3–4 weeks before transplanting out. If possible keep soil temperature at 75–85°F/24–29°C until germination, then reduce air temperature to about 60°F/16°C to grow seedlings. Ensure good air circulation and light. Transplant out, spacing 24" between plants and 36" between rows.
Direct seed: Sow 3 seeds ½" deep, every 18" in rows 36" apart, thinning to 1 plant every 6–18" apart. Thin sprouting broccoli to 18" apart in the row. Note: For fall harvested crops time sowing dates so that the crop will mature in early fall when the weather is cooling. For winter crops sow in late summer. Crops maturing in warm weather will be unpleasantly bitter.

DISEASES AND PESTS:
The best insect pest control on young plants is the use of fabric row covers, which prevents the insects' access to the plants. Control flea beetles with azadirachtin or pyrethrin, cabbage worms with B.t. Prevent disease with crop rotation and good sanitation. See catalog for further information.

HARVEST:
Harvest central head when mature and hydrocool or ice as soon as possible. Harvest secondary side shoots regularly to encourage continued production.

SEED SPECS:
Seeds/oz.: Avg. 6,900. Transplants: Avg. 850 plants/1,000 seeds. Packet: 100 seeds, sows 50'

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Quick Facts

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Latin Name
Brassica oleracea var italica
Days To Maturity
Average number of days from seeding date until ready for harvest.
140 Days
Hybrid Status
Hybrid: The offspring of a cross between two or more distinct parent lines, usually of same species, and selected for improved traits.<br>Open-pollinated: A non-hybrid variety that can reproduce itself in kind, demonstrating relatively stable traits from one generation to the next.
Hybrid (F1)
Product Features
Cold Tolerant Cold Tolerant
Cold Tolerant
Cold Tolerant