Green Magic Hybrid Broccoli Seeds

(P) Pkt of 100 seeds
Item #52493-PK-P1
$5.95
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Description

Superb heat tolerance

Days to Maturity: 57 from transplant; 90 from direct sow

It's a toss-up whether Green Magic is more valuable for its buttery flavor or for its terrific heat tolerance. This uniform, dependable blue-green beauty is beloved in gardens across the country, wowing with generous yields made even greater by excellent tolerance of downy mildew, a foe of many other varieties. Compact and very productive, it will become your go-to broccoli from the very first season you grow it.

Green Magic hybrid sets smooth, nicely domed heads with mid-size beads very tightly packed. It's suitable for picking two ways: either the entire crown in one fell swoop, or the central stalk first, then numerous side-shoots as they arise afterwards. Cutting the main head encourages side-shoot growth. Either way, you'll find the flavor irresistible. Some folks report that Green Magic tastes "pre-buttered"; everyone loves its combination of rich, bold flavor and crisp texture.

If you have ever grown the old favorite Gypsy, Green Magic may remind you of it, but with a more compact plant habit and even more vigorous production. This plant is just about 2 feet high, germinating rapidly (10 to 14 days) from seed and growing well, even in unexpectedly warm spring or fall weather.

Broccoli grows well with celery and onions, which some folks believe actually improve its flavor when grown as neighbors. Strongly aromatic herbs from dill to sage help keep destructive pests off the broccoli plants. And flowers such as marigolds, nasturtiums, and anise hyssop make lovely as well as useful companions in the sunny garden.

A cool-weather crop, broccoli can be grown in spring and fall everywhere, and even in winter in mild climates. 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.

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Genus Brassica
Species oleracea
Variety Green Magic Hybrid
Item Form (P) Pkt of 100 seeds
Days to Maturity 57
Fruit Color Green
Seeds Per Pack 100
Plant Height 22 in - 24 in
Additional Characteristics Edible, Cool Season
Light Requirements Full Sun
Moisture Requirements Moist,  well-drained
Resistance Heat Tolerant, Humidity Tolerant, Downy Mildew
Soil Tolerance Normal,  loamy
Uses Beds, Cuisine, Outdoor

Product Review Summary

Based on 4 reviews
The average rating for this product is 5 out of 5 stars
Overall Rating: 5.0/5.0

Customer Reviews

January 10, 2022

Heat resistance is TRUE

This shopper rated the product 5 out of 5 stars

I have never been able to grow broccoli in the spring because the weather turns hot too quickly here in Utah, even from plants with the shortest growing days. After ordering this variety for the first time last year, I thought I would test its supposed heat resistance. I started seeds indoors under grow lights and put plants out as soon as possible in April. I could not believe what a great crop we received, continuing to produce after turning very hot and dry in May and into the 90 to 100 degree days in June! I put four huge bags in the freezer besides eating fresh stalks. Fantastic taste, too! I highly recommend.

Tess from UT
July 21, 2018

Freeze resistant

This shopper rated the product 5 out of 5 stars

I always plant my cauliflower and broccoli the third week of April. This year it was a bit to early and they got frozen solid! the temp went down to 25 deg and stayed below freezing for over 8 hours! I though for sure they were done but they all made it!! Just the outer leaf's died! The green magic produced very nice heads and lots of side shoots.

Tom from WI
August 17, 2016

EXCELLENT!!

This shopper rated the product 5 out of 5 stars

Good head, very perfect texture and size. The taste is out of sight!

STEVEN TRAVIS from NH
February 18, 2015

You can't go wrong with this one!

This shopper rated the product 5 out of 5 stars

After trying several different varieties over the years and not being very happy with any of them, I found this Green Magic variety and have planted it for the past couple of years. Normally most broccoli varieties taste bitter to me and I won't eat it more than once a week (especially the broccoli from the grocery store), but not this one! I can eat this every day of the week and not tire of it. I just wish I could grow it year-round! I've given away some of my broccoli this year (to neighbors) and they're practically begging me for more, too. LOL Everyone has raved about it! I'll never again plant any other kind.

Judi G. from TX

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