Broccoli breeding (1987)

Report to the Oregon Processed Vegetable Commission

Jim Baggett
OSU Dept of Horticulture


  1. Develop broccoli varieties for processing in western Oregon stressing:
  • Upright habit with heads easily accessible for harvest.
  • Openly branched heads with clean stem for easy trimming and separation into spears or chunks.
  • Medium fine, uniform plants of good color.
  • Maturity ranging from early to midseason and good production potential.
  • Clubroot and downy mildew resistance if possible.