Grow this star in your garden! Selected for its heat tolerance, it's great for spring sowing. The big, 6″-8″ blue-green, tightly-packed heads of 'Belstar' are followed by many smaller side-shoots for multiple harvests. It also grows well in the winter in mild climates.
Botanical Name: Brassica oleracea var. italica (hybrid)
Days to Maturity: 65–70 Days
Hardiness: Frost-tolerant annual
Plant Dimensions: About 18″ wide, 20″ wide
Variety Information: 6″–8″ blue-green, domed heads are tightly packed with medium-sized florets and followed by smaller florets. Widely adapted.
When to Sow Outside: 4 to 6 weeks before your average last frost date, or when soil temperature is at least 40°F, ideally 60°–85°F. Also in late summer for fall harvest. Mild Climates: Best sown in fall or winter for cool–season harvest.
When to Start Inside: RECOMMENDED. 4 to 6 weeks before our average last frost date. Transplant 1 to 2 weeks before your average last frost date.
Days to Emerge: 7 – 14 days
Seed Depth: ?”
Seed Spacing: A group of 3 seeds every 24″
Row Spacing: 24″–36″
Thinning: When 2″ tall, thin to 1 every 24″
Harvesting: When the main head gets to 6″-8″ in diameter and florets are enlarged but are still closed, harvest the head. This will encourage large numbers of side florets.
This packet sows up to 13 feet. 25 seeds.