This old English-type broccoli is flavorful and especially hardy of cold temperatures. Grown both for heads and leaves.
Broccoli – Early Purple Sprouting
Soil & Water: Broccoli should be planted in well-composted soil with good drainage and air circulation. Plants prefer a soil pH of 6.2-7.2.
Planting & Growing: Planted in fall and harvested in spring. Plant 4-6 weeks before last fall frost. Plant in ground when 3″ tall and bury stem 1″ deeper than they were in pots.
Harvesting & Storage: Harvest shoots early, then harvest heads when they are tight, before flowers appear. Side heads may continue to produce for several weeks.
Soil Temperature: 55F
Planting Depth: 1/4″
Germination: 5-17 Days
Height At Maturity: Up to 3′
Days To Maturity: 59 Days
Sun/Shade: Partial Sun
Spacing After Thinning: 1-2′
Approx Seeds per Pack: 100 Seeds