Ship Season: both Spring & Fall
Items Per Package: For each offer ordered, get approx. 25 seeds
Bloom Time/Days To Maturity: 85 days (105 - 160 direct sow)
Zone: 3-9 annual
Sun/Shade: Full sun
Spacing: Space seed when planting 3" - 4", in rows 36-48" aart. Thin to 24-36" apart.
Depth: 1/4" - 1/2"
Germination: 10 - 21 days, soil temp for germination 70 - 80 F best
Yield: Nearly 3X the yield of older varieties - Green Globe had 6-10 buds per plant. Yields of 3 1/2" - 4" chokes (preferred by the fresh market) vary from 400 - 500 cartons per acre. Cartons average 23 lbs each with 24 or 36 chokes per carton.
Comments: Select a planting site that is in full sun and has well-drained soil and lots of organic matter. Most ground that is heavily amended with compost and other humus will have the right acidity level. Set transplants, offsets and juvenile plants out after the soil temperature is 50 degrees or higher, and the danger of frost is gone. Make sure the soil is loosened to at least 12" in depth, so tap roots can be positioned straight down. Space plants widely, since they will eventually grow to 5 feet in height and more than 40" in width. If the climate is hot, mulch plants thickly to keep the soil cool. If soil temps exceed 85 degrees, plants will go into summer dormancy, and they will not produce buds (from Mother Earth News)