Broccoli Breeding (1988)

Report to the Oregon Processed Vegetable Commission

Jim Baggett
OSU Dept of Horticulture


  1. Develop broccoli varieties for processing in western Oregon stressing:
  2. Elongate habit with highly exserted heads easily accessible for harvest.
  3. Openly branched heads with heavy, clean stem for easy trimming and separation into spears or chunks.
  4. Medium fine, firm, uniform florets of good color and which are retained after freezing.
  5. Early to midseason maturity, concentrated high yield potential.
  6. Clubroot and downy mildew resistance if possible.