Purple Sprouting Broccoli - Packet

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SKU
DL013797
Purple Sprouting broccoli stalks are topped with lovely, deep-purple sprouts with a sweet taste to match their appearance. Ideal for overwintering. Plant in the fall for spring crops, or in early spring for late summer harvesting. 120-200 days.
Plant Information
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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SKU
DL013797
Ships To Canada
Yes
Ships As
Seed
Seed Life Cycle
Annuals
Row Spacing
18-36 inches
Seed Spacing
18 inches
Planting Depth
1/4 inch
Item Package Size
Packet
Space After Thinning
12-24 inches
Days To Maturity
120-200
Days To Germinate
5-17 days
Botanical Name
Brassica oleracea italica
How To Grow
0
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