Broccoli – Purple Sprouting


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50 Seeds per pack

(Brassica oleracea) 220 days from transplant.       Purple Sprouting Heirloom Open Pollinated Broccoli is an English variety bred for overwintering. If given some frost protection (Coldframe) Purple Sprouting Broccoli will even produce in the midwest. Plant in early fall for next spring crop. Plants are 24″ to 36″ tall, bushy, and with lots of purple flowers.

Planting Instructions for Purple Sprouting 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.


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