Broccoli Breeding (1996)

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
  • 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