This high-domed broccoli is dark blue-green and has good uniformity and shape with a small bead size. Patron is well suited for the summer to fall harvest period in Coastal California. Patron can be used for bunching, crown cut and processing. It is tolerant to hollow core and brown bead. Patron is excellent for post harvest color retention!
- Good for summer to fall harvest
- Tolerant to brown bead and hollow core
- 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.