As an industry standard in broccoli, Marathon is widely adaptable. From California to Arizona to Mexico and Central America, this variety has yielded outstanding results for fresh-market bunching, processing and the increasingly popular crown cut market. Marathon has a high dome, small bead and heavy head.
- Uniform and sizes well in cold, overwinter production
- Multi-use variety
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.