Belstar Broccoli Seeds


This packet sows up to 13 feet.
3.8888888888889 out of 5 stars
(9 reviews)
Availability: In Stock
Grow this star in your garden! Selected for its heat tolerance, it's great for spring sowing. The big, 6"-8" blue-green, tightly-packed heads of 'Belstar' are followed by many smaller side-shoots for multiple harvests. It also grows well in the winter in mild climates.
$3.49 25 seeds

Botanical Name: Brassica oleracea var. italica (hybrid)

Days to Maturity: 65–70 Days

Family: Brassicaceae

Native: Europe

Hardiness: Frost-tolerant annual

Plant Dimensions: About 18" wide, 20" wide

Variety Information: 6"–8" blue-green, domed heads are tightly packed with medium-sized florets and followed by smaller florets. Widely adapted.

When to Sow Outside: 4 to 6 weeks before your average last frost date, or when soil temperature is at least 40°F, ideally 60°–85°F. Also in late summer for fall harvest. Mild Climates: Best sown in fall or winter for cool–season harvest.

When to Start Inside: RECOMMENDED. 4 to 6 weeks before our average last frost date. Transplant 1 to 2 weeks before your average last frost date.

Days to Emerge: 7 – 14 days

Seed Depth: ⅛"

Seed Spacing: A group of 3 seeds every 24"

Row Spacing: 24"–36"

Thinning: When 2" tall, thin to 1 every 24"

Harvesting: When the main head gets to 6"-8" in diameter and florets are enlarged but are still closed, harvest the head. This will encourage large numbers of side florets.

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Belstar Broccoli Seeds Reviews

9 reviews

Best broccoli ever!

5 out of 5 stars Mar 21, 2020
I love this variety of broccoli. The plants aren't too big and they produce lots of delicious florets even in the desert.
Annie Dwyer from AZ

no luck with broccoli

3 out of 5 stars Sep 3, 2020
Only one broccoli grew this year and it just got huge, with no vegetable. Weird.
Bridget Engel from CO
Owner Response: Hi Bridget. Thank you for the feedback. We are sorry to hear about the unexpected results that you experienced. A customer representative will be in contact with you soon.

No fruit just leaves..

1 out of 5 stars Oct 2, 2020
Never tried before but nothing to eat on these plants.
Linda Lowry from CO
Owner Response: Hi Linda, Broccoli creates heads in cool weather. Our spring here on the Front Range heated up quickly and then stayed hot. Typically broccoli plants stall in this situation and can form heads later in the season when conditions cool down. Because springs can be less predictable in some areas, like here in Colorado, these are more of a sure crop when grown for harvesting in the fall. We sure hope you will try again. We are always here to help troubleshoot growing issues, please don't hesitate to contact us.

Best Brocolli Ever

5 out of 5 stars Apr 25, 2021
Planted seed last fall and grew all winter even during the ice and snow that we experienced in February. Still harvesting in late April. Great taste and many smaller florets even after harvesting main stalk. Freezes well. Will definitely grow this fall 2021.
Valerie from AR

First time success

5 out of 5 stars Apr 29, 2021
All seeds germinated. Took a while to produce heads because of the weird weather changes but was very easy to grow for my first time growing broccoli. Had a beautiful green and purplish color too.
Melissa from VA

Belstar Broccoli

5 out of 5 stars Nov 15, 2021
Took some time for this cultivar to produce its first head. But thereafter side-shoot production of smaller heads was prodigious well into late fall. Another plus was the lack of aphids and cabbage butterfly larva even though both insects were present on other plants in the garden. A winner!
Tom from CA


5 out of 5 stars Feb 16, 2022
Grew this broccoli in my first winter garden in coastal NC and it did phenomenal! Pest - free, ice and snow and frost tolerant, broccoli that is a welcome burst of green during our brown winter.
Genevieve from NC

Poor germination

1 out of 5 stars Mar 25, 2022
These guys didn't work out for me. Planted a few separate occasions, 6-8 seeds each. Only 1 or 2 out of the bunch actually sprouted. Monitored soil temp and watered accordingly- still didn't produce.
Alondra from NV
Owner Response: Hi Alondra, We are sorry you had difficulty germinating these seeds. Our customer service department will be reaching out by email. We recommend starting broccoli seeds indoors for best results. quality is very important to us and we do have our seeds tested frequently by a third-party laboratory to ensure germination rates meet federal and our own standards. We are always happy to help troubleshoot germination and growing issues so you can get that same great germination. Happy gardening!

Huge plants

5 out of 5 stars Aug 6, 2022
This is the best broccoli we've grown in a long time. We are growing in southwest Idaho, unusually cool spring followed by weeks of 100 degrees. Not many things can handle both extremes. It headed up during the heat!!! Also not bothered by bugs so far. I did start these indoors. I planted a few later in the ground but they haven't matured, yet, to know how that will work out.
Helen from ID

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