Broccoli is a member of the cole or cabbage family of cool-season vegetables. It matures between 60 to 90 days depending on the variety and the temperature. It is also tasty and nutritious and well worth growing in the fall-winter garden.
When to grow
Broccoli, cauliflower, brussels sprouts, and cabbage are members of the same plant family, known as the cole or cabbage family. They are hardy, cool-season vegetables, best grown when air temperatures are between 60° and 65° F. However, seeds germinate best with slightly warmer temperatures (70° F) so you can start seeds indoors if you are planting later in the season. Plant seeds or transplants in the garden between about October and February.