Purple Sprouting Broccoli

$3.50

  • Brassica oleracea
  • Seed Packet contains approx. 350 seeds.
  • Open Pollinated. Untreated Seed

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Purple Sprouting Broccoli

The perfect vegetable for the hunger gap period in September when harvests are small to come by. Purple Sprouting Broccoli produces small purple florets of Broccoli in September. Best to start growing in December so the plants are large when they flower for large harvests. Pick often to keep high yields.

Use netting or spray with DiPel (Natures Way) to control Cabbage white butterfly (disappears when weather cools in April generally).

When to Sow:

Cool Climate: mid JAN – mid MAR

Temperate: mid SEPT – APR

Sub – Tropical: MAR – JUN

Tropical: APR – JUN

Arid: FEB – APR, JUN

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

Spacing: 70cm.

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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)

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