Broccoli Breeding (1989)

Report to the Oregon Processed Vegetable Commission

Jim Baggett
OSU Dept of Horticulture


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