Johnny's Broccoli Planting Program

Johnny's STANDARD BROCCOLI Planting Program

Broccoli Succession Planting & Season Extension

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

Standard Heading 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
Superior heat tolerance 56 Excellent 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
Early for spring sowings 59 Good Average
Sowing & Harvesting Period
Cool/
Spring
Warm/
Summer
Cool/
Fall
Cold/
Winter
SOWING
HARVESTING
Features
Note Days to Maturity Heat Tolerance Cold Tolerance
Bright green heads resist purpling 59 Average Good
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 60 Good Average
Sowing & Harvesting Period
Cool/
Spring
Warm/
Summer
Cool/
Fall
Cold/
Winter
SOWING
HARVESTING
Features
Note Days to Maturity Heat Tolerance Cold Tolerance
Excellent in the Northeast 62 Average Good
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 65 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 66 Excellent Average
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 for over-winter production 68 Poor Good