Summer Broccoli Variety Trial 2013-2017

Published Nov 22, 2017

In a Nutshell

After participating in the 2016 Summer Broccoli Variety Trial, Rob Faux wanted to do a 4-year comparison of his yields for Gypsy and Belstar. He collected data in 2017 to match his informal data collection from past years.

Key Findings

No statistical analysis was performed on the data because the trial did not have replications. However, Gypsy had higher yields for both successions every year. 2015 was a good year for summer broccoli, with Gypsy having larger crowns and more crown harvest than other years for Gypsy and all years for Belstar. Gypsy crowns also produced well in 2017. Faux’s 2016 crop had lower survival rates than previous years and were not healthy long enough for productive side shoots. Faux plans to continue using and collecting yield data on both varieties of broccoli.