Broccoli plants can range from 18 inches to 30 inches tall when fully grown. Some varieties from Bonnie plants include: Belstar (Organic) – on the shorter side, this variety grows 18 to 20 inches tall. For more information, check out Belstar Organic Broccoli on Bonnie plants.
Broccoli is an edible green plant in the cabbage family whose large flowering head and stalk is eaten as a vegetable. The word broccoli comes from the Italian plural of broccolo, which means "the flowering crest of a cabbage", and is the diminutive form of brocco, meaning "small nail" o…
How long does broccoli grow for?
For spring-planted broccoli, choose a variety with heat tolerance and a short growth cycle (50 to 60 days to harvest). Most grow best as a mid-summer planting for fall harvest. For the fall crop, choose varieties with a longer growth cycle of 60 to 85 days so that the heads are forming in cooler temperatures.
How Big Should I let my broccoli grow?
When Broccoli is Ready to Harvest. To produce large heads of broccoli, wait until the central head ceases to increase in diameter. The heads (actually a set of flower buds) should be tight, with a dense set of small, green buds.
Does broccoli grow back next year?
Does broccoli come back every year? Broccoli is a biennial, meaning it grows in the first year and flowers in the second year, however, broccoli plants can go to seed in the first year if they are planted in the spring. There are no varieties of broccoli that come back year after year.
Why are my broccoli heads small?
One of the most important factors in the size of your broccoli heads is timing. Broccoli likes to be kept cool. Broccoli plants that are planted too late in the spring may start buttoning when the weather becomes too hot for their liking. Buttoning will cause the plant to produce tiny broccoli heads.
Do you remove broccoli plants after harvest?
After you have harvested the main head, you can continue to harvest the side shoots from the broccoli. These will grow like tiny heads to the side of where the main head was. By looking at the size of the florets, you can tell when these side shoots are ready for harvest. Simply cut them off as they become ready.