Growing Destiny Hybrid Broccoli Garden Vegetable Seeds
- Latin Name: brassica oleracea var italica
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- Days to Maturity: 70-75 days
- Hardiness Zone: 7-11
- Planting Depth: 1/4"
- Plant Spacing: 18"
- Row Spacing: 18-24"
- Growth Habit: Upright
- Soil Preference: Loose, ph of 6 to 6.8
- Temp Preference: Warmer
- Light Preference: Full sun
- Pests/diseases: Cabbage worms and aphids.
- Color:Green with light purple tops on florets.
- Flavor: Mild with a crisp texture.
The Destiny Hybrid variety of broccoli is one that is tolerant to warmer climates than others. You can start growing broccoli by sowing the seeds directly outside, one fourth of an inch deep, eighteen inches apart, with eighteen to twenty four inches between the rows. The Destiny Hybrid broccoli needs full sun to thrive. During the first two weeks, the organic broccoli seeds will be germinating, and will need consistently moist soil. While growing, the broccoli seedlings’ soil will need to be soaked every two to three days. By doing this, and watering at the root, you can strengthen the plant. It is recommended to water at ground level. Between seventy to seventy five days, the Destiny Hybrid broccoli will be mature and ready to harvest; by this time, the heads of the main shoot will have a diameter of at least three inches. By cutting off the main head at this time, more side shoots/florets will be encouraged to grow.
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