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65 days. Gypsy yields smooth, well-domed, 8 inch heads with small to medium beads and excellent flavor. Reliable even in warmer temperatures, this versatile variety produces side shoots throughout the season once the main stem is cut. With a tall main stem, clean upright stature and robust root system, Gypsy is strides ahead of other cultivars with strong, uniform plants even in soils with lower fertility. IR: DM.
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Customer Reviews

Based on 9 reviews
Incredible side shoots

Very tender and sweet broccoli with side shoots that just keep coming! And the side shoots are large, about half the size of the original crown. Will definitely be growing this year after year.

Lucinda D.
Amazing Broccoli!

I'm a newbie to broccoli growing.

At the plant sale in May, I chose a Gypsy Broccoli from the free plant shelf (since I bought 10 plants and didn't need more tomatoes).

Anyway, this broccoli has been astoundingly good, from the beautiful head to the side shoots. Delicious!!

I'll be planting more of this next year.

David H.
Gypsy broccoli

Good germination, growth. Harvested big, beautiful heads a month ago. Unfortunately, not a single side shoot yet.

Healthy plants, beautiful heads

My first time trying to grow broccoli in a decade, and it's a success. Started indoors, maybe 60% germination, but all of those grew and transplanted well. Lost two to slugs. The plants have been super healthy despite warmer high temps in late May. Finally they started forming heads and we've started harvesting 5-8" heads, sweet and delicious. The ones we haven't harvested yet have held fine for a week in the garden, hoping for side shoots to start forming on the others. I'll plant more soon for a fall harvest.

Soil Temp for Germ 55–75°F
Seed Depth ¼"
Seed Spacing 4–6"
Days to Emergence 5–17
Thin Plants to 12–24"
Row Spacing 18–36"
Fertilizer Needs High
Minimum Germination 80%
Seeds per Gram ≈ 250–350
Seed Life 3 years

Brassica oleracea, Botrytis Group. Broccoli is a rich source of vitamins C, K, and B-complex, along with a treasure trove of minerals. Although one cup of milk has more calcium than a cup of broccoli, the human body absorbs the calcium from broccoli more effectively than from milk. From your body's perspective, broccoli is said to be richer in calcium than milk!

Days to maturity are calculated from date of transplanting; add 25-35 days if direct seeding.

• Broccoli performs best in fertile, well-drained soil with a pH of 6.0-7.0
• Broccoli is a cool-season crop that does not tolerate extreme heat; rough heads or leaves in the head are usually from heat stress
• Keep beds evenly moist and/or use shade cloth to maintain quality during heat waves
• Excess nitrogen or a boron deficiency can cause hollow stem
• In colder climates covering with Reemay or Frost Blanket will protect plants from frost damage
• Sprouting broccoli is very hardy, surviving down to 10°F — before flower buds open, cut the central head at a 45° angle; side shoots will form from the axillary buds

Direct Sowing
• Direct seed April through June
• At the bottom of the furrow band 1/2 cup of TSC's Complete fertilizer per 5 row feet
• Cover with loose soil or sifted compost
• Not recommended for fall plantings

• Not recommended for broccoli raab
• Start broccoli indoors 4-6 weeks before your anticipated transplant date
• Side dress with 1/2 cup of TSC's Complete fertilizer at transplant
• Start autumn/overwintering varieties May—July for transplanting June—August
• Start overwintering sprouting broccoli from mid-May—June, transplant out by the end of July—September

Insects & Diseases
• Common insects: See Brassica Insect Information below
• Disease prevention: 5-7 year crop rotation

Harvest & Storage
• Harvest when heads are tight and dense
• Cut side-shoots regularly to encourage production
• Store at 36°F and 100% relative humidity

Brassica Insect Information
Aphids: Control aphids with ladybugs or a hard spray of water or Pyrethrin. Also, select varieties that mature later in the season when aphid populations decline.
Cabbage worms, loopers, and root maggots: The first sign of cabbage worms will be off-white butterflies fluttering near the plants. They lay their yellowish-colored eggs on the undersides of leaves, which hatch into caterpillars that can cause severe root and head damage. To control light infestations, spray plants with Bacillus thuringiensis (B.t.). For heavy infestations, bait cabbage worms by mixing wheat bran into a B.t. solution. Add 1 tablespoon of molasses. Broadcast the bran mixture around the base of plants. Reapply as necessary. Using Reemay or Summer Insect Barrier can also provide control.
Flea beetles: Flea beetles chew tiny pinholes in leaves. Early control is essential to minimize the damage. Spray infected plants with Pyrethrin. Using floating row covers such as Summer Insect Barrier can also provide control.
Symphylans: In some areas of the US, symphylans (also known as garden centipede) can severely impede the plant growth of many crops. Only 1/4 inch long, white, and very active, they eat the root hairs of developing plants. Using larger transplants helps reduce damage. Contact your local county extension agent if you suspect you have a problem.

HR indicates high resistance.
IR indicates intermediate resistance.
BLS | Bacterial Leaf Spot
BR | Black Rot
DM | Downy Mildew
F | Fusarium Wilt

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