Broccoli, Purple Sprouting (Brasssica oleracea) - 100 Seeds

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Purple sprouting broccoli is a fresh, crunchy vegetable that makes the perfect side dish. Cold hardy, purple broccoli plants can survive temperatures of -10°F and is overwintered. As Purple Sprouting broccoli grows slowly, this unique characteristic is critical to the success of the plant. It produces smaller heads with a multitude of tender side shoots, as opposed to other broccoli plants producing one large head. Since they are exposed to cooler temperatures, these shoots often taste particularly sweet and delectable.

•Open Pollinated
•American grown seeds
•40-60 Days
•USDA Zones: 3-12

Growing Instructions:
Purple Sprouting Broccoli Seeds grow best in cool weather, so starting the seeds indoors 5-6 weeks before the last expected frost will ensure a faster crop. Shortly after the last frost, prepare the ground with organic matter or fertilizer; when the seedlings reach about 6" tall, plant them 1-2' apart in rows 2-3' apart. For direct sowing seeds, plant these purple sprouting broccoli seeds 1/2" deep and 12" apart in full sun and rich soil, after the last expected spring frost; thin them to 3' apart. Keep the soil moist. For companion planting benefits, plant broccoli with herbs, potatoes, or onions; avoid planting it with tomatoes or pole beans. Keep the young plants watered and remove weeds carefully. Mulch helps discourage weeds and regulate soil temperature, and several applications of fertilizer or compost will also be needed. The first small heads of broccoli should be ready to harvest in early spring, about 220 days after planting

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