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Planted at Mount Vernon


  • Pioneer Farm
  • Upper Garden

  • Hardiness Zones


    Broccoli is a cool season vegetable which has been cultivated since the Roman Empire. It is grown for its tender florets which can be eaten raw or cooked.

    Latin Name

    Brassica oleracea (Italica)


    Family

    Brassicaceae


    Type of Plant

    Vegetable
    Annual

    Seasons

    Fall
    Winter

    Specifications

    Max Height: 2.5'
    Max Spread: 2.5'

    Uses

  • Vegetable

  • Sunlight Exposure

    Full Sun

    Colors


    History

    George Washington's gardens recorded the planting and harvesting of "brockley" many times.


    Other Details

    Grown by Washington

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