Broccoli Leaf Spigariello

$3.50

  • Brassica oleracea
  • Seed Packet contains approx 300 seeds.
  • Open Pollinated. Southern Italian variety.
  • Untreated Seed

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Broccoli Leaf Spigariello

Broccoli Leaf Spigariello is a popular southern Italian variety of Broccoli that is grown for the leaves (It is grown like broccoli raab). You harvest individual leaves for continual harvest or whole plants for bunching. Has a sweet broccoli/kale flavour.

For baby leaf, harvest when leaves are 10cm tall. For full-size production, keep young leaves picked for a continuous harvest over 4–6 weeks or harvest whole plants for bunching.

When to Sow:

Cool Climate: FEB – MAR

Temperate: MAR – APR

Sub – Tropical: MAY – JUN

Tropical: MAY – JUN

Arid: MAR – APR, JUN

  • Sowings in early spring in cool climates may need protection from heavy frosts

SPACING: 15 cm for plants, 30 to 40cm Rows.

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Broccoli on the Wiki

Broccoli resulted from breeding of landrace Brassica crops in the northern Mediterranean starting in about the sixth century BCE. Broccoli has its origins in primitive cultivars grown in the Roman Empire and was most likely improved via artificial selection in the southern Italian Peninsula or in Sicily.

Broccoli was spread to northern Europe by the 18th century and brought to North America in the 19th century by Italian immigrants. After the Second World War, breeding of United States and Japanese F1 hybrids increased yields, quality, growth speed, and regional adaptation, which produced the cultivars that have been the most popular since then.

Germination: Optimal Soil temperature is 18 to 24 C (around 5-10 days to germination)

Photos courtesy of Christie Lewis of Old Orchard Farm (Franklin)

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