In a class by itself, Triathlon yields a dense, smooth, dome-shaped head. This variety is ideal for crown cut, as its heavy heads offer growers and buyers more product in the box. Triathlon also purples less than other varieties in the over-wintering slot.
- Smooth, nice dome shape
- Fresh market and crown cut
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.