Purple Sprouting Broccoli - Packet

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Meet Purple Sprouting Broccoli, a dramatic purple floret with nutty, mild flavor. It is a cross between wild cabbage and Calabrese green sprouting, yet with more color. Steam the stems for a few minutes ‘til tender, drizzle with lemon butter. Bred for cool weather, yet hardy enough to grow year-round. Even though it feels like a new vegetable, it dates back to 1850.
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We can thank our friends in England for sharing this hardy broccoli variety with us. Introduced in the US in the second half of the 19th century, Purple Sprouting Broccoli is loved for its sweet flavor. It's also a favorite thanks to its deep-purple hue, giving it an edge over its traditional green counterpart when it comes to adding color to salads and raw veggie plates. Although great for summertime growing, Purple Sprouting broccoli is best known for being an ideal vegetable for overwintering. It can be planted directly in the garden mid to late fall. The plants will establish hardy root systems in the fall months, and then go dormant until the weather promotes plant growth early in the spring. Whether eaten raw, steamed, or cooked, this beautiful brand of broccoli is full of flavor...and health benefits. The heads lose their purple color when cooked, but definitely not their deliciousness. Broccoli is packed with antioxidants and sulforaphane, believed to help prevent and fight cancer, improve bone health, promote healthier skin, and help with natural detoxification.
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Weight Of Seeds Per Packet
0.03 oz
Seeds Per Packet
approx. 435 seeds per packet
Botanical Name
Brassica oleracea italica
How To Grow
Direct sow or start indoors
Light Requirements
Full Sun, Half Sun / Half Shade
Planting Depth
1/4 inch
Seed Spacing
18 inches
Row Spacing
18-36 inches
Space After Thinning
12-24 inches
Days To Germinate
5-17 days
Days To Maturity
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Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada
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