Vegetable: Broccoli,  Solstice - Brassica Oleracea
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Vegetable: Broccoli, Solstice - Brassica Oleracea

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Mild sweet heads, at 4–5" across, are intermediate in size. Among the half dozen open-pollinated broccolis in our trial, Solstice was the most uniform and the sweetest, smaller in the summer and tastier in the fall even though they turn purple in frost. Donna Dyrek harvested her first trial head in 2012 right on the summer solstice from an April 11 start. Solstice is noted for its zillion side shoots that follow the main head. Its tall leggy plants gave it its alias Oregon Long Neck.

Days to Maturity:  71