Broccoli Crops Guide

Estimated Cost $2000- $3000 per acre; fall, winter, spring harvest
Market Outlets Wholesale grocery stores, farmer’s markets, food services
Market Potential Fair
Yield Potential 200- 300 50lb crtns/acre
Profit Potential $0 to $2,000 per acre
Adapted Areas Statewide
Labor Requirements Two to three workers per acre during harvest
Equipment Requirements Tractor, shredder, disk, bedder, planter, herbicide sprayer, insect/disease sprayer
Soil Requirements Adapted to most well-drained soils. Tolerant of heavy soils.
Water Requirements 2 inches per acre of high quality irrigation water per week; water pumping and delivery system
Minimum Size 1 to 5 acres – family unit per season
Risk Factor Moderate
Other Limiting Factors High quality produce must be trimmed and tied. Specific containers, insect and weed control, price fluctuations. Responds well to transplant establishment.
Comments Multiple plantings help extend harvest season to hold buyers better. Can be grown in spring and fall in most areas of Texas.

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