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Marathon (Hybrid)

Broccoli

Broccoli

As an industry standard in broccoli, Marathon is widely adaptable. From California to Arizona to Mexico and Central America, this variety has yielded outstanding results for fresh-market bunching, processing and the increasingly popular crown cut market. Marathon has a high dome, small bead and heavy head.

Uniform and sizes well in cold, overwinter production
Multi-use variety
Days to Maturity from Direct Seed: 97

The days to maturity are calculated as an average of fall harvest dates for direct seeded broccoli in Salinas, CA. Some sowing dates may result in earlier or later maturity. Overwinter production can add over 20 days to the numbers listed.

Bead Size

Small

Exterior Color

Blue Green

Head Characteristics

Domed
Dense

Market Use

Multi

Plant Height

Medium Tall

Interesting Notes

Broccoli has been found to have more cancer-fighting compounds than other members of the cabbage family. It is rich in glucosinolates which, once ingested, break down into these healthful cancer fighters: indoles, sulforaphane and isothiocyanates. Broccoli also provides high amounts of Vitamin C, folate and beta carotene and significant amounts of protein, calcium, iron, potassium and fiber.
Click here to download Marathon (Hybrid) Broccoli Data Sheet
 
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