Broccoli Breeding (1995)

Report to the Oregon Processed Vegetable Commission

Jim Baggett
OSU Dept of Horticulture

Objectives:

  1. Develop broccoli varieties for processing in western Oregon stressing:
  • Elongate habit with exserted heads, easily accessible for harvest.
  • Large, openly branched and segmented heads with heavy, clean stems for easy¬†trimming and separation into spears or chunks.
  • Small, firm, uniform florets with short pedicels and good color which are retained¬†after freezing.
  • Early to mid-season maturity, concentrated high yield potential.
  • Club root and downy mildew resistance.

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