Emerald Crown (Hybrid)
Emerald Crown is a medium-maturing, very uniform, heavy-headed, domed variety with small beads on a small framed plant. Emerald Crown growing season is warm to cool (not for rainy season). Emerald Crown can extend the Green Magic slot into cold due to its resistance to purpling. Emerald Crown produces excellent quality crown cuts/short trim in all NAFTA regions.
- Produces excellent quality crown cuts/short trim in all NAFTA regions
- Highly resistant to purpling
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.