Massive 8-inch Heads Won't Bolt in the Heat!
Great for freezing, too -- which is good, because with yields like this, you're going to need lots of storage!
57 days from setting out transplants. Packman isn't playing around -- you'll get enormous yields of giant 8-inch heads from these vigorous plants, plus plenty of smaller heads from robust side-shoot production! The delicious medium-to-small beads are densely-set on these domed heads, which extend above the foliage on the plant -- the easiest ever to harvest! But the best thing about Packman Hybrid is its ability to withstand heat. If you live in a warm area -- or just run a little late getting out your spring crop-- Packman is the broccoli you need!
The worst problem most gardeners have with broccoli is being able to eat it all! A dozen or so plants will feed your family for the season, so you might want to plan successive plantings (or buy a bigger freezer!) A cool-weather crop, it can be grown in spring and fall everywhere, and even in winter in mild-weather areas. Sow seeds directly or transplant into the garden when they have 4 true leaves (about 8 weeks from germinating). Before planting, prepare the soil well, adding nitrogen if necessary and neutralizing heavily alkaline or acid soils. If planting in spring, plan to harvest before the temperature reaches 80 degrees; the heads will bolt in high heat. If planting in fall, start 10 to 12 weeks before first frost date. Space seeds or transplants 18 inches apart in rows 2 feet apart. Harvest the central head first, which will stimulate the production of numerous side-shoots and extend your harvest another few weeks(P)