Broccoli Breeding (1991)

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 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 mid-season maturity, concentrated high yield potential.
  • Clubroot and downy mildew resistance