Broccoli Green Sprouting Seeds
Info: Broccoli Green Sprouting is a heirloom variety, that has been introduced to the seed trade between 1914-1918 and has remained very popular with gardeners ever since. The plants grow erect and leafy: 75-90cm (30 to 36in) in height and are very disease resistant, very hardy and very prolific producers of large dark green heads. Matures from early August over long period.
Sowing & Cultivation: Broccoli is easy to grow; for early production, sow in March (1/2 inch deep) for planting April to harvest in November. For sowing outdoors, sow April to mid June for harvesting January to May. Broccoli is more cold-resistant than cauliflower. Broccoli grows best in partial-shade, in firm, fertile, free-draining but water-retentive soil. Avoid shallow, sandy soils, and exposed sites. Place the young plants at a minimum distance of 60 cm. Sprouting broccoli can be harvested when the flower shoots are well developed but before the flowers have actually opened. Cut the central spear with a sharp knife first as this encourages the side shoots to develop quickly. Regular picking extends cropping time.
|Botanical name||Brassica olearacea|
|Sowing||Feb/Mar indoors, April to may outdoors|
|Location||half-shady position, nutrient rich soil|
|Harvesting||before flowering (late autumn to early spring)|