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Durapak 16 F1 New! Burney F1 Eastern Broccoli Project New! In recent years, broccoli has become a major specialty crop in the United States, but the lion's share of it is produced in California and trucked long distances to reach markets. Broccoli plants resist flowering when faced with more than 8-10 hours of heat per day. Without flowers, there can be no florets, so the farmer ends up with fields of green, leafy plants. No flowers, no broccoli stems. In 2011, plant scientists at Cornell University set a goal to develop broccoli varieties that will grow in the hot, humid climate and variable weather conditions of the eastern United States. Success would result in a boon to the increasing interest in a ready supply of locally grown food. The advantages of delicious farm fresh produce and lower shipping costs will offset expected lower yield per acre. This year, Twilley Seed is pleased to offer three varieties which have proven themselves in the Eastern Broccoli Project: Look for Broccoli Burney, Broccoli Durapak 16, and Broccoli Lieutenant hybrids to grow for local market. Broccoli (Brassica oleracea, Botrytis Group) Approx. 9,000 seeds/oz. Seeds germ in about 10 days. Set plants 12-24”apart in rows 18-36” apart. Days to maturity are from transplant. 2103 ArtWork F1 Dual Purpose. 5" crown heads in 50 days from summer transplant or 60 days spring, about a week earlier New! than Packman, for which ArtWork is currently the best early replacement. 10-14 days after crown harvest, aggressive side shooting yields high volume of broccoli bouquets which continues over a prolonged period, usually until growing conditions become unfavorable. If only shoots are desired, the crown can be pinched at 1" diam at 40-45 days from transplant, with side shoots coming in 10-14 days and onward. The entire side shoot is delicious as broccolia bouquet from its long stem to the compact clusters of fine beads at the tip. Aspabroc F1 2104U Aspabroc F1 50-60 days. You may have seen this type in the produce section at grocery stores recently. Thin tender, asparagus like stems bear numerous fronds of small linear florets along the upper section. Vigorous 20-24" branching plants. Pinch the central stem just before it becomes dime-sized to promote growth of side shoots. Wonderful mild sweet flavor, and bright green color that kids of all ages love. Continues to produce after cutting for another 4 weeks. Good for early spring and fall crops. Can be planted at close spacing for high yield. Specialty Mkt, Fresh Mkt, Restaurant. †Note - Orders for more than10,000 seed require breeders marketing agreement. Please call for information. 2106 Burney F1 65-70 days. Warm weather tolerant. Part of the Eastern Broccoli Project. 5-6" domed heads for premium crown cuts. New! Crops in spring, late summer or fall. Mid green heads, uniform medium bead. Large frame plant about 24-30"T. Resists purpling under stress. Dense heads promote high pack-out weight. Consistent in trials all over the eastern US including Georgia and other high temp areas. Crown and bunching mkts. 2108 Castle Dome F1 Heads are uniformly large, deep and heavy domed with small tight beads. Early maturity and good holding ability. Noted in trial reports for good cold vigor and heat tolerance. Compact 22" plants with open habit. Resistant HS, BB. Crown cut packs, Bunching, Florets. 2120 Destiny F1 60-65 days. Mid early harvest. Compact plants. Good heat tolerance and good fall cropping in breeder trials. Premium quality. Large smooth dome shaped heads are clean green with medium small beads. Produces side shoots after central head has been cut. Fresh Mkt, Regional Grocery, Bedding Plant. 2123 Durapak 16 F1 90 days warm, 100 days cool. Strong heat tolerance. Part of the Eastern Broccoli Project. Plant spring for New! late summer to fall harvest. Large, broad 7" semi domed heads, beautiful blue green mid size beads. Tall clean stems with high held heads for easy harvest. Medium frame plants avg 17"T. Crown Cut, Bunching. 2130 Emerald Jewel F1 67-77 days. Classy smooth dome shaped heads, with dense, small beads. Green. Tall clean stems. Excellent for crown cut and versatile for fall, late fall, and spring to early summer harvest. Overwinter production may add 20 days to maturity time. Tolerant DM, Clubroot. Crown Cut, Fresh Mkt. Broccoli Disease Codes BR Black Rot BLS Bacterial Leaf Spot BB Brown Bead CR Club Root DM Downy Mildew HS Hollow Stem Castle Dome F1 Destiny F1 Emerald Jewel F1 Artwork F1 New! Cat# Broccoli (M=1000) 100 sd 1000 sd 5 M (per M) 10 M (per M) 50 M (per M) 100 M (per M) 2103 ArtWork 2.65 19.50 15.45 11.95 10.80 9.70 2104U Aspabroc 5.95 49.65 41.90 35.70 † Please see note 2106 Burney 1.70 12.85 10.35 8.10 7.15 6.30 2108 Castle Dome 2.00 15.00 12.15 7.80 7.05 6.35 2120 Destiny 1.55 11.80 9.50 6.90 6.25 5.60 2123 Durapak 1.55 11.90 9.55 7.45 6.55 5.75 2130 Emerald Jewel 1.75 13.15 10.55 8.30 7.50 6.75 12 Email: twilley@twilleyseed.com Fax: 864-227-5108


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