Brother Nature Seeds

Broccoli - Calabrese

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Seed Details:
A very cold tolerant variety that can produce for six months or longer in mild climates. Stops production in warm weather. TIP: After harvesting central head bend plant over to encourage side shoot growth.
Direct sow 2 mm deep and thin out weak plants after seedlings become established. Plant with onions for healthier and more abundant crops.
Broccoli is native to the Mediterranean. The Italians brought broccoli to North America (by 1806), and although Commercial cultivation of broccoli is said to have begun in the 1500s, it was not until the 1920's when it became a common dinner vegetable.
Historic Uses:
Broccoli has been dubbed Superfood as numerous studies have concluded diets containing cruciferous vegetables, especially broccoli, have fewer occurrences of cancers of the colon, breast, cervix, lungs, prostate, esophagus, larynx, and bladder.
Seed #:441
Variety:Green Sprouting
Temperature (C):10 - 20
Blooms:60 to 90 days
Site:Full Sun/Part shade
Height (cm):60 - 75
Spread (cm):30 - 90