- By Mary Jac Brennan
- Posted Friday, April 24, 2015
Best Broccoli for the Piedmont Workshop Moved to May 4
This workshop will showcase six different varieties of broccoli in an effort to determine which variety grows best in our region. There is no cost to attend, but registration is required. Space is limited. This workshop is geared for commercial growers, but it may be of interest to EMGV’s as well. Register on eventbrite at this link: http://broccolipiedmontworkshop.eventbrite.com.
Broccoli is a vegetable that many farmers market shoppers ask for. Our season can be very short for broccoli production which limits the profitability of it as a crop for direct marketers.
Area Extension Agents are cooperating with the Piedmont Research Station in Salisbury to grow six varieties of broccoli. Data will be collected about various factors affecting desirability as a fresh market crop for area growers. Factors used in choosing the best variety include: flavor, yield, size, insect & disease resistant, etc. Varieties being evaluated include: Green Magic, Asteroid, Packman, Luna, Imperial, Gypsy.