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Organic Broccoli Seeds, De Cicco

Brassica oleracea
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Broccoli De Cicco is a uniform, very productive variety with a long harvest period.  The large heads of this cool weather vegetable also produce a high percentage of side shoots.  Great for freezing.

  • SKU: 143190
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Grow best in
Grows
Best In:
Full Sun
Days to germination
Days to
Germination:
7 to 10 days
Water needs
Water
Needs:
Average 2.5-5 cm (1-2") per week
Days to maturity
Days to
Maturity:
48 days (after transplanting outdoors)
Best container size
Best
Container Size:
30+ cm (12"+)
Key Features Chevron Down Chevron Forward
  • Plant Type: Vegetable
  • Botanical Name: Brassica oleracea
  • Fill Weight (grams): 0.75
  • Approximate Seed Count: 190-210
  • Planting Method: Start Indoors
  • Plant Lifecycle: Annual
  • Seed Type: Heirloom, open pollinated
  • Water Needs: Average 2.5-5 cm (1-2") per week
  • Flavor: Sweet, fresh broccoli taste
  • Preparation Ideas: Add some lemon juice to your broccoli for a nice, easy dish.
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: 30 cm (12")
  • Row Spacing: 30-35 cm (12-14")

  • Plant Spread: 30 cm (12")
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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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