Bella Verde is a “sweet stem” or stick broccoli. It is grown like regular broccoli, but separate stems are harvested to be packaged as a bunch. Bella Verde is slightly earlier and sometimes with a tighter bead than the standard sweet stem varieties. It is good in spring but better going from warm to cool. Each plant will have around 10-15 side shoots and should be harvested when the head is about 1 inch (2-3 cm) diameter. If it is bigger than 1 inch, the buds will start flowering (so harvest promptly). Growers should experiment with pinching out the center shoot. See “pinched” photo that shows plants that have been pinched.
|Variety||Bella Verde Broccoli (Treated Seed)|
MM = Million Seed Count
1000M = Million Seed Count
100M = 100 Thousand Seed Count