Purple is the New Green: Winter Sprouting Broccoli

Winter fields in Port Townsend, and the rest of the Pacific Northwest, generally offer little to eat. Organic Seed Alliance’s variety trial and breeding work focused on winter season extension will change that.

We recently had the pleasure of evaluating (and tasting!) our winter sprouting broccoli project. The breeding goals are to produce a crop that reliably overwinters in the region, and that has flavorful, consistent, four to five inch heads, born on highly productive shoots with tender stems. This project is a collaboration with Organically Grown Company, the largest all-organic produce distributor in the Pacific Northwest. OGC is investing in the project to expand access to regionally grown, organic produce.

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