(68-75 days. F1 Hybrid) Marathon F1 sets the standard for performance, yield and quality. It produces medium size, uniform, dense heads of bluish-green ‘beads’ on sturdy plants that will grow well in almost any soil and under any conditions. The heads hold well, are slow to run to seed and have good disease resistance. More cold-tolerant than other varieties, Marathon is great for autumn crops. Plant in September or from February to July. The strong-growing plants will produce an abundance of spears after cutting the head. This delicious and healthy ‘superfood’ is packed full of vitamins, iron and other health-giving benefits.