Emerald Jewel (Hybrid)
Emerald Jewel is a small beaded, smooth headed, clean stemmed, multi-use variety that is especially suited for crown cut. This is a beautiful variety; however, the maturity can be quite late during cold growing conditions. We suggest harvesting in the transition slots in coastal CA and during the tail end in the Desert Southwest. Emerald Jewel has intermediate resistance to some races of clubroot.
- Multi-use variety
- Suggest late spring/early summer and late fall harvests
- Intermediate resistance to some races of clubroot
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.