Emerald Pride (Hybrid)
This summer-type broccoli is good for bunching and offers exceptional stalk color. Emerald Pride is in the mid-late maturity class and has good heat tolerance with even beads. This broccoli is also suitable for fresh processing.
- Moderate heat tolerance
- Exceptional stalk color
- Nice stem with even beads
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.