Maturity: 75 days from transplant
Farmer-direct seed from Seed Revolution Now in San Mateo, California.
Solstice was originally a breeding project at Oregon State University but was then taken over by the incredible organic breeder, Johathan Spero of Lupine Knoll Farm who brought us this superior open-pollinated variety.
Vigorous 18-24" wide plants will produce mature crowns nearly two weeks sooner than other varieties. Heads have a blue-green tint and are consistent at 4-6" diameter, growing high up on the stalk for easier harvest. Bigger curds on the heads and chunky side shoots have made this a favorite on the farm. We keep Waltham 29 for the colder months and can rely on Solstice for our main, mid-summer harvest with piles of side shoots coming after. Heads have a 7-10 day harvest window and side shoots will produce for up to four weeks afterwards. Exceptional flavor, freezes well.
Dedicated to the OSSI, Open Source Seed Initiative to keep seeds in the public commons.