Ideal Temperatures for Growing Broccoli
December 21, 2018
Calabrese and broccoli are cool-season crops, and temperature controls flowering responses; most do not handle heat well. Flower heads can also be malformed or damaged if young transplants sit at temperatures below 40°F (4°C) for a few weeks.
The ideal temperature range for happy broccoli is between 65°F and 80°F (18–26°C). This can be tough to maintain in an enclosed grow room or grow tent unless it is air-conditioned, but normal household temperatures might be adequate.