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Broccoli - Green Sprouting Calabrese

Broccoli - Green Sprouting Calabrese

Brassica oleracea

HEIRLOOM -This vigorous plant with a long harvest window produces a 3-8" main head in addition to plentiful side shoots for harvest right up to frost. Well known for its tasty unopened flower heads, the entire broccoli plant deserves praise and a place in the kitchen. The florets and stalk can be roasted in a very hot oven to bring out an often-unknown sweetness, or steamed, sautéed, and enjoyed raw. But, broccoli should always be served bright green and al dente, never overcooked. The leaves make an excellent cooking green, prepared in the same way as collards. Nutrients: dietary fiber, vitamins C and K, potassium, folate, beta-carotene and the phytochemical quercitin. 

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Average Seed / oz Seed / 100' Row Average Yield / 100' Row Days to Harvest
7000 3 gr 75 lbs 60-90
Planting Season Ideal Soil Temp Sun Frost Tolerance
All 50-80°F Full Sun Moderately Tolerant
Sowing Method Seed Depth Direct Seed Spacing Seeds Per Packet
Transplant or Direct Seed 1/2" 2-4" 550
Mature Spacing Days to Sprout Production Cycle Seed Viability
18-24" 5-17 Biennial 4-5 years
Moderate frost-tolerant biennial. Start 4 weeks indoors before danger of last frost and transplant in spring and late summer in evenly moist soil and full sun or direct seed after danger of last frost. For direct seeding: Plant 1/2" deep with 2-4" between seeds in rows 12-18" apart. Soil Temp: 50-80 F. Days to Sprout: 4-10. Thin to/Mature Plant Spacing: 18-24" for broccoli; 12" for broccoli raab. Companions: beets, carrots, lettuce, onion, spinach, nasturtium, cilantro, dill. Antagonists: beans, tomatoes and strawberries. Seeds/oz: 7,000. Seed Wt./100' Row: 3 grams. Average Yield/100' row: 75lbs. Days to Harvest: 50-85. Seed Viability: 4-5 years