Organic Seed Alliance released four new reports for California organic seed producers and farmers today. These include three organic variety trial reports from on-farm research conducted over the 2013 — 2014 growing season and proceedings from the first California Organic Seed Summit held in February of 2015.
This report is the result of a variety trial conducted in 2013 and 2014 by Organic Seed Alliance and Coke Farm in northern San Benito County, California. The trial included 13 varieties of open-pollinated, public domain broccoli that were grown and evaluated for plant size, rate of growth, maturity date, head quality, side shoot production, and plant health. The report includes trialing materials and methods, results and discussion, and conclusions.