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60 days. This superior open-pollinated variety was first developed here at Territorial many years ago. We love Umpqua for its robust heads, ability to produce over a long harvest window, and generous side shoot production. Arguably the highest yielding open-pollinated broccoli you can grow.
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Customer Reviews

Based on 5 reviews
Nick H.
Just say when

I've grown Umpqua now the last three years, and regardless of the weather, have never been disappointed. True, it's primary head is not Guinness Record, but it's ability to extend harvest with side shoots into late September, early October, is. Taste is mild with a slight earthy flavor. It's my go to.

first impression is tasty

I started this one a bit late this year right when it was hottest, so it didn't get to perform very well, but the broccoli I did get from it tasted SO GOOD. I am giving it another go as a fall crop, and next year will plant more of it earlier so that it will get harvested before the heat sets in. Looking forward to more of this.


Best broccoli I've ever grown! First heads were at least 5"� across, and it took several rounds of smaller rounds before it was considered "soup/stew"� broccoli, instead of roasting and big florets broccoli. The other reviews here are different than mine, but I am completely thrilled with this variety! I am at 1400 elevation in Newberg Oregon. We had a hard year this year, and I still had good broccoli until this week! Aphids have finally come in, so it's chicken broccoli now. :) I will grow this every year unless something changes.

Sue S.
Tried it twice

I grew this broccoli last summer and was disappointed in the size of the central head. Then came the side shoots, and they were also rather small, even the first ones. So, I thought, maybe they would be larger in the fall. Nope! I am getting ready to cut the first very small central heads. I grew this years ago and it was great. Something happened to it.

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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