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Plant spacing in broccoli: —Affects yield, head size, earliness

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Thomas M. Aldrich, University of California
Marvin J. Snyder, University of California
Thomas M. Little, University of California

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California Agriculture 15(12):10-11.

Published December 01, 1961

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Spacing of plants affects both the total yield and the size of broccoli heads according to recent field tests. These results are important because the freezing industry generally prefers heads of smaller size than those shipped for fresh marketing. The tests indicate that the closer the spacing, the smaller the heads produced. Total yield increased to a maximum when spacing was reduced to 8 or 11 inches (depending on season and variety). Further decrease in the space between plants results in an abrupt reduction in yield.

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Plant spacing in broccoli: —Affects yield, head size, earliness

Thomas M. Aldrich, Marvin J. Snyder, Thomas M. Little
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Plant spacing in broccoli: —Affects yield, head size, earliness

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Authors

Thomas M. Aldrich, University of California
Marvin J. Snyder, University of California
Thomas M. Little, University of California

Publication Information

California Agriculture 15(12):10-11.

Published December 01, 1961

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Author Affiliations show

Abstract

Spacing of plants affects both the total yield and the size of broccoli heads according to recent field tests. These results are important because the freezing industry generally prefers heads of smaller size than those shipped for fresh marketing. The tests indicate that the closer the spacing, the smaller the heads produced. Total yield increased to a maximum when spacing was reduced to 8 or 11 inches (depending on season and variety). Further decrease in the space between plants results in an abrupt reduction in yield.

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