Pacman Broccoli -

(Brassica oleracea 'Pacman')

Vegetables


Family: Brassicaceae Genus: Brassica Species: oleracea Cultivar: 'Pacman'
Pacman Broccoli
Gardenality.com Planted · 8 years ago
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Plant Type: Vegetable

Sun Exposure: Full / Mostly Sun

Soil Type: Loam

Soil Drainage: Well Drained

Water Needs: Average

Level of Care: Average

Growth Rates: Moderate

Foliage Color: Blue Green

Average Width: 1' to 2'

Average Height: 1' to 2'

Season of Color: Fall Foliage, Spring Foliage

Theme Gardens: Vegetable

Culinary Usages: Casseroles, Fresh Eating, Pasta Dishes, Rice, Salads / Sandwiches, Soups / Stews, Vegetable Dishes

Fruit Maturity: 8 Weeks

Soil pH: 6.5, 7

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Gardenality.com · Gardenality Genius · Zone 8A · 10° to 15° F
'Pacman' produces large 8-inch heads and continues to yield loads of smaller, tender heads on side shoots. It's early to harvest, 57 days from transplant, and less likely to bolt in the heat like other Broccoli varieties.

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Gardenality.com · Gardenality Genius · Zone 8A · 10° to 15° F · Comment About Planting
Broccoli is a heavy feeder, and plants take up nutrients best when the soil pH is between 6.0 and 7.0. Plant in a sunny site with fertile, well-drained soil. Before planting till or turn the soil and add a one inch layer of compost. Unless your soil is very fertile, also mix in a high-nitrogen organic fertilizer. Water the planting bed thoroughly before setting out seedlings. Space plants 18 to 24 inches apart.

Depending on your location, planting dates will vary. Start by trying spring and fall planting dates recommended by your local nursery and garden center or your local extension service. Broccoli is a cool-season crop and will not fare well in mid-summer heat in the southern U.S..

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Gardenality.com · Gardenality Genius · Zone 8A · 10° to 15° F · Comment About Pruning
Harvest broccoli heads when the florets around the edges of the head begin to show slight loosening, but when the beads in most of the crown are still tight. Cut the stems at an angle to keep water from pooling inside the cut stem and causing rot. Refrigerate the cut heads immediately. Because Pacman Broccoli will produce secondary heads, continue to water the plants after the first harvest.

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Gardenality.com · Gardenality Genius · Zone 8A · 10° to 15° F · Comment About Problems
Like all leafy vegetables, Broccoli might be visited by caterpillars. You can either pick these off by hand or apply Dipel dust for control. If weather is too cold heads may be small. If weather is too hot heads will bolt.

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