50 Seeds per pack
(a.k.a. Early Green Waltham 29) (Brassica oleracea) 74 days from transplant. Plants develop to mature in cold weather, bred to withstand the increasing cold of fall maturity. Waltham 29 Broccoli will continue to sprout lateral buds for 6-8 weeks after cutting main head. Great variety for freezing. Bred by University of Massachusetts, Waltham Field Station, Waltham, MA around 1950. Drought tolerant, widely adapted.
Planting Instructions for Waltham 29 Broccoli Seeds
Heirloom / Open Pollinated Broccoli lacks tolerance to extreme heat. Direct seed Broccoli in the spring or start indoors 4-6 wks before the last frost. Plant seeds ½” deep in full sun, 4-6″ apart, in rows 18-36″ apart, when outdoor temperatures have reached 50°F. Germination usually occurs in 5-17 days in soil 55-75°F. Heirloom Broccoli plants should be thinned to 12-24″. Harvest center head before flower buds open, then harvest side shoots frequently for continuous production.
Lisa (verified owner) –
Katcha and Bill (verified owner) –
This variety sprouts well and grows within our garden spaces. We mainly enjoy it in stir fry meals so the smaller heads that continue to produce after cutting is a good thing for us.