50 Seeds per pack
(Brassica oleracea) 48-85 days from transplant. DeCicco Heirloom Open Pollinated Broccoli is an old reliable favorite from Europe. DeCicco has a compact 2-3ft plant that produces 3″ to 4″ bluish green heads. After the head is cut it will produce lots of medium sized heads from side shoots. DeCicco Broccoli is non uniform in maturity that will give the home gardener a nice crop over an extended period of time. Freezes well.
Planting Instructions for DeCicco Broccoli Seeds
Heirloom / Open Pollinated Broccoli lacks tolerance to extreme heat. Direct seed Broccoli in the spring or start indoors 4-6 weeks before the last frost. Plant seeds ½” deep in full sun, 4-6″ apart, in rows 18-36″ apart, when outdoor temperatures have reached 50°F. Germination usually occurs in 5-17 days in soil 55-75°F. Heirloom Broccoli plants should be thinned to 12-24″. Harvest center head before flower buds open, then harvest side shoots frequently for continuous production.