Melody (F1) Broccoli Seed

Product ID:4264.114264

Quick Facts

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Latin Name

Brassica oleracea

Days To Maturity

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.

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24 Days

Life Cycle

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).

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Annual

Hybrid Status

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.

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Hybrid (F1)

Product Features

Product Features

Heat Tolerant Heat Tolerant
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Heat Tolerant

Melody (F1) Broccoli Seed

Product ID:4264.114264

Exclusive! Our most tender, flavorful mini broccoli.

Florets are tender and sweet with a mild flavor. May be transplanted like our other mini broccoli varieties or direct sown at 4–6" in the row. Our earliest mini broccoli, it is 2–3 days earlier than Happy Rich though it has a shorter harvest period. Melody has a more vigorous plant and higher yield potential than Noble Jade. Pinching not recommended.

Specs:

  • Packet: 100 seeds
  • Avg. 222,000 seeds/lb

Quick Facts

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Latin Name

Brassica oleracea

Days To Maturity

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.

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24 Days

Life Cycle

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).

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Annual

Hybrid Status

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.

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Hybrid (F1)

Product Features

Product Features

Heat Tolerant Heat Tolerant
Heat Tolerant
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Heat Tolerant

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 75–85°F (24–29°C) until germination, then reduce air temperature to about 60°F (16°C). Ensure good air circulation and light. Space rows 18–36" apart, and transplant 4–6" apart within rows for ‘Melody', 12–18" apart for ‘Burgundy', and 6–12" apart for all other varieties.

DIRECT SEEDING:

Sow 2–3 seeds per foot, ½" deep, rows 18–36" apart, thinning to same plant density noted in transplanting recommendations.

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 increased by pinching the initial head as soon as it forms. 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 side shoots every 2–3 days in warm weather and every 5–7 days in cool weather 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 25', unless otherwise noted.

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