Arcadia is a widely-adapted variety. It has similar maturity to Marathon with large heads, small to medium bead size and medium stem. This variety has good tolerance to hollow core. Arcadia is suited for fresh-market bunching, florets and freezer markets.
- Wide seasonal adaptability
- Holds well
- Fresh market
The days to maturity are calculated as an average of fall harvest dates for direct seeded broccoli in Salinas, CA. Some sowing dates may result in earlier or later maturity. Overwinter production can add over 20 days to the numbers listed.
Days to Maturity from Direct Seed
Broccoli has been found to have more cancer-fighting compounds than other members of the cabbage family. It is rich in glucosinolates which, once ingested, break down into these healthful cancer fighters: indoles, sulforaphane and isothiocyanates. Broccoli also provides high amounts of Vitamin C, folate and beta carotene and significant amounts of protein, calcium, iron, potassium and fiber.