Eastern Crown

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Eastern Crown is an outstanding variety for the East Coast. Small beads, blue-green head color and excellent heat tolerance. Perfect for the crown cut/short trim market (Asian cut). Performs well in long day length and moderate heat.

V15009 : Eastern Crown
Treatment * Pkg Size ** Price (USD)
Treated 1M seeds $11.55
Treated 5M seeds $54.75
Treated 25M seeds $265.00
Treated 100M seeds $1,020.00
* M = 1,000
** US customer prices shown in USD.
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Item Number
Maturity (days from transplant)
Sowing Season
Spring, Summer
Head Size
Bead Size
Day Length Sensitive
Requires Warmer Night Temperatures
Year New
Standard Treatment
Popular For
Fresh Market

Growing Tips


For spring broccoli, plant in greenhouse in flats. Sow 1/4" to 1/2" deep. For fresh market broccoli, plant on 30” beds with trickle irrigation. On a 30” bed, plant two rows of broccoli. Plants should be 15” apart. When planting fall broccoli, count backward from the first fall frost in your area and add about 30 days from planting. This can be either started in a greenhouse or direct seeded into the field. 

Planting Guidelines - Broccoli
Approximate Seeds per Pound:
80,000 - 128,000
Seeding Rate per Acre by Weight:
2.9 - 3 oz
Seeding Rate per Acre in M (1,000):
15.2 - 22.7 M
Seeding Rate Seeds per 1,000 foot of Row:
Seed or Plant Spacing In Row:
Seed or Plant Spacing Between Rows:
24 - 36"
Seed or Plant Spacing Depth:
.3 - .5"
Recommended Soil Temperature:
60 - 75°F
Days to Germination:
6 - 10

Use starter fertilizer for transplants and side-dress with nitrogen fertilizer when the plants are half grown. Provide ample soil moisture, especially as the heads develop. Scout fields for aphids and cabbage worms.


Harvest when the head is large and firm, with a compact cluster of small flower buds. The buds should not have bright yellow flowers showing. Look for bright green or purplish-green heads. Yellow flowers and enlarged buds are signs of over-maturity.


Store the broccoli, unwashed, in loose or perforated plastic bags in the vegetable crisper of the refrigerator. Broccoli left unrefrigerated quickly becomes fibrous and woody. Wet broccoli quickly becomes limp and moldy in the refrigerator - so wash it just before using. Store fresh broccoli in the refrigerator for 3 - 5 days. Old broccoli may look fine, but it develops strong undesirable flavors. It tastes best and is highest in nutritional value when storage time is brief.