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Fiesta Broccoli

  • Fiesta broccoli is a hybrid variety of broccoli that is known for its compact size, yet large, flavorful heads and early maturity. It is a popular variety among gardeners because of its high yield and disease resistance. Fiesta broccoli has a mild, slightly sweet flavor and a crisp texture. The heads are large and dense, with a deep green color.


    Days to Maturity: 65 Days

    Seeds per pack: 40

    • Growing requirements: Fiesta broccoli requires full sun and well-drained soil to grow successfully. It is a cool-season crop that is typically grown in the spring and fall months. Seeds should be sown indoors 6-8 weeks before the last expected frost date, or directly in the garden once the soil has warmed up in the spring.

    • Planting: Fiesta broccoli should be planted in a location with good air circulation and plenty of space. Space plants 18-24 inches (45-60 cm) apart in rows that are 24-36 inches (60-90 cm) apart. Broccoli is a heavy feeder, so it's important to prepare the soil with plenty of compost or other organic matter before planting.

    • Watering and fertilizing: Fiesta broccoli requires regular watering and fertilizing to grow successfully. Water deeply once a week or more frequently during hot, dry weather. Fertilize with a balanced fertilizer every two weeks during the growing season.

    • Pest and disease management: Fiesta broccoli is susceptible to a variety of pests and diseases, including aphids, cabbage loopers, and clubroot. Use insecticidal soap or other organic pest control methods to manage pests, and rotate crops every year to reduce the risk of disease.

    • Harvesting: Fiesta broccoli is typically ready to harvest 65 days after planting, depending on the weather conditions and other factors. The heads should be harvested when they are firm and tightly formed, but before they begin to flower. Use a sharp knife or pruning shears to cut the head from the stalk, leaving a few inches of stem attached.

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