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Organic Broccoli Seeds, Green Sprouting

Brassica oleracea
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This reliable Italian variety is very disease-resistant, hardy and prolific.  These easy-to-grow plants can grow up to 75-90 cm (30-36") tall producing bluish-green heads that measure 12.5 cm (5") across.  Once the head is harvested, the plant produces many side shoots. 

  • SKU: 139781
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Grow best in
Best In:
Full Sun
Days to germination
Days to
7 to 10 days
Water needs
Average 2.5-5 cm (1-2") per week
Days to maturity
Days to
75-80 days after transplanting to garden.
Key Features Chevron Down Chevron Forward
  • Plant Type: Vegetable
  • Botanical Name: Brassica oleracea
  • Fill Weight (grams): 0.75
  • Approximate Seed Count: 200-220
  • Planting Method: Start Indoors
  • Plant Lifecycle: Annual
  • Seed Type: Heirloom
  • Water Needs: Average 2.5-5 cm (1-2") per week
  • Flavor: Grassy, earthy flavor
  • Preparation Ideas: Perfect steamed or added to stir-fries.
Instructions Chevron Down Chevron Forward
    Growing Instructions:

    Broccoli seeds can be sown directly into the garden but perform best transplanted. Start broccoli seeds indoors 6 weeks before the last frost in your area. Follow the seed depth and spacing guidelines indicated below. Once all danger of frost has passed, seedlings should be hardened off before planting in their growing location. Seedlings should be transplanted according to the plant and row spacing directions below. Regularly monitor your plants and ensure that the soil remains moist, but not soggy while they establish themselves in their new environment.

    Click here to read more information on planning and planting a garden.

  • Planting Depth: 1.3 cm (1/2")
  • Seed Spacing: 1.3 cm (1/2")
  • Plant Spacing: 45 cm (18")
  • Row Spacing: 60 cm (24")

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Growing Suggestions:
  • Broccoli grows best in temperatures from 18-24°C (65-75° F).
  • Broccoli has a shallow root system. Be careful when cultivating the ground near the plants to not disturb the roots.
  • High temperatures and increased day length can cause broccoli plants to bolt. Bolting refers to premature seed or flower stalk production before the harvest of the vegetable and typically renders the crop unusable.
  • Cut the main head and you will likely harvest a good-sized secondary head a little later.
  • Plant brassicas together so they can all be covered with netting to protect them from pests such as cabbage worms.

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