Vegetables Broccoli Mini Broccoli

Happy Rich
(F1) Broccoli Seed

Product ID: 2629
Seed Crop Failure

The solution for successful summer broccoli production.

Uniform, vigorous, dark green plants produce jumbo-size florets that resemble mini heads of broccoli, and have an excellent, sweet, broccoli flavor. This sprouting broccoli produces ample amounts of side shoots when plants are spaced 12–18" apart. For a single crop harvest, space plants 6–8" apart. Pinching not necessary. NOTE: Happy Rich is a crop failure. We recommend the following substitutes:

Atlantis : Central head harvest, good vigor, thick spears, and resembles standard broccolini.
BC1611: Good heat tolerance and vigor, easy to harvest and bunch, thinner spears, and long harvest window.
Noble Jade : Very similar appearance, thick spears, and shorter production cycle.

Avg. 5,500 seeds/oz. Packet: 250 seeds.
This variety has 5% Chinese kale off-types, which will not produce marketable shoots. These off-types can be identified at the seedling stage because the true leaves are narrower than those of Happy Rich. They can also be identified at a later stage, as they are less vigorous and form slimmer plants with fewer side shoots.
Johnny's Recommended Substitute
Higher-yielding broccoli/Gailon cross for the baby broccoli market.
Excellent for baby broccoli sales.
33 Days
SCIENTIFIC NAME: Brassica oleracea (unless otherwise indicated).
CULTURE: Prefers a well-drained, fertile soil high in organic matter with a pH of 6.0–7.5. Prefers a consistent supply of moisture throughout the growing season. Irrigate regularly for best results.
DISEASES AND INSECT PESTS: Prevent flea beetle damage by applying floating row cover at planting. Flea beetles can also be controlled with insecticides such as azadirachtin or pyrethrin. Cabbage worms can be controlled with Bacillus thuringiensis. Prevent disease with crop rotation and good sanitation.
TRANSPLANTING: Sow 2 seeds per cell in 72-cell plug flats, 3–4 seeds/in. in 20-row flats, or in outdoor beds ¼" deep. Seedlings should be ready to transplant in 3–4 weeks. If possible keep soil temperature 75–80°F (24–27°C) until germination, then reduce air temperature to about 60°F (16°C). Ensure good air circulation and light. Transplant outdoors 6–12" apart for spring raab and 12–24" apart for sprouting broccoli in rows 18–36" apart.
DIRECT SEEDING: Sow 3 seeds per foot, ½" deep, rows 18–36" apart, thinning to one plant in each group.
COLD TREATMENT (VERNALIZATION): Late-sprouting varieties require exposure to temperatures at or below 50°F (10°C) to induce budding. See individual varieties for duration of vernalization period.
PINCHING: For some varieties, side-shoot production can be encouraged by pinching the apical bud at first emergence. See individual varieties for pinching recommendations.
HARVEST: Before flower buds open, cut stems of central head and side shoots. Stems 4–8" in length can be bunched for sale or sold loose. Harvest regularly to encourage continued production.
DAYS TO MATURITY: Sprouting broccoli: From transplant date to central head harvest, side shoots will follow. Spring raab: From direct seeding.
SIZED SEEDS: "Sized" seeds have been sorted so they are roughly the same size. This consistency allows for more accurate spacing with mechanical seeders and more even germination. Broccoli seeds are sized, except when noted in the product description.
SEED SPECS: Seeds/lb. 52,900–142,100 (Avg. 104,100)
PACKET: 100 seeds, sows 50', unless otherwise noted.

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Quick Facts

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Latin Name

Brassica oleracea

Days To Maturity

Average number of days from seeding date to harvest, within a specific crop group. If a transplanted crop: average number of days from transplant date. Not sure if crop is direct-seeded or transplanted? Check the Growing Information box for details. If crop can be both direct-seeded or transplanted, days to maturity refers to direct seeding. Days to maturity for all flowers and herbs is calculated from seeding date.

27 Days

Life Cycle

Plants can be Annuals (single growing season), Perennials (grow year after year), Tender Perennials (grow year after year in warmer climates; and in some cases when given special protection in colder climates), or Biennials (require two years to mature).

Annual

Hybrid Status

Hybrid: The offspring of a cross between two or more distinct parent lines, usually of same species, and selected for improved traits.
Open-pollinated: A non-hybrid variety that can reproduce itself in kind, demonstrating relatively stable traits from one generation to the next.

Hybrid (F1)

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