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Packman Broccoli

Brassica oleracea var. italica 'Packman'

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Packman Broccoli (Brassica oleracea var. italica 'Packman') at Pesche's Garden Center

Packman Broccoli fruit

Packman Broccoli fruit

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Height:  24 inches

Spacing:  18 inches

Sunlight:  full sun 

Hardiness Zone:  (annual)


A beautiful cool weather addition to any garden; green leaves make way for an initial broccoli crown followed by the smaller, tender side shoots; sweet tender flavor make it great for simple sauteed broccoli as well as raw eating and freezing

Edible Qualities

Packman Broccoli is an annual vegetable plant that is typically grown for its edible qualities. It produces small dark green florets which are typically harvested when mature. The florets have a pleasant taste and a crunchy texture.

The florets are most often used in the following ways:

  • Fresh Eating
  • Eating When Cooked/Prepared
  • Cooking
  • Baking
  • Freezing

Planting & Growing

Packman Broccoli will grow to be about 24 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 12 inches. When planted in rows, individual plants should be spaced approximately 18 inches apart. This vegetable plant is an annual, which means that it will grow for one season in your garden and then die after producing a crop.

This plant is typically grown in a designated vegetable garden. It should only be grown in full sunlight. It does best in average to evenly moist conditions, but will not tolerate standing water. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America.

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