BROCCOLI: PLANTING AND HARVESTING TIPS
Planting and harvesting broccoli are fundamental steps in the cultivation of this nutritious vegetable. You will explore the crucial phases of broccoli farming, emphasizing the key elements of harvesting and yield. Our aim is to equip you with valuable knowledge to effectively nurture and savor this wholesome crop as you embark on your journey into the fascinating world of broccoli.
Broccoli (Brassica oleracea var. botrytis)
- Varieties: Winter – Early You, Matsuri, Agassi, Mon Fils, Atacama, AX11405, Isabella, and Summer – Liora, Atacama
- Growth Cycle: 2 to 3 months (after transplantation) | Planting Period: February – June. High-humidity regions: August – November.
- Climates: Cool and humid..
Harvest & Yield
When it comes to harvesting broccoli, it’s best to start approximately 75 days after you’ve planted it and before the flowers turn into seeds. This timing ensures that you get the best-tasting and most nutritious broccoli for your table.
Yield of Broccoli (excluding leaves):
- Broccoli can yield quite a lot in terms of quantity.
- On average, you can expect to harvest between 10 to 15 tons per hectare, which is equivalent to 4.2 to 6.3 tons per arpent.
- To put it in perspective, this translates to approximately 20,000 units per hectare or 8,400 units per arpent.