New lines of broccoli flowers without need for cold treatment

Today the BBSRC strategically funded John Innes Centre has announced a potential breakthrough in broccoli production that will aid in UK food resilience and global food security. Scientists at JIC are developing a new line of fast-growing sprouting broccoli that goes from seed to harvest in 8-10 weeks. It has the potential to deliver two full crops a season in-field or it can be grown all year round in protected conditions, which could help with continuity of supply, as growers would no longer be reliant on seasonal weather conditions.

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Source: http://www.bbsrc.ac.uk/news/food-security/2017/170221-pr-jic-scientists-remove-reliance-on-seasonality-in-new-lines-of-broccoli/