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Organic Broccoli, Green Sprouting Calabrese

BROCCOLI Green Sprouting Calabrese


An increasingly popular nutritious vegetable. Delicious when eaten raw, steamed, cooked or stir-fried. Easy to grow and productive in the home garden. This variety grows well in cool climates with head size ranging from small to large. Approximately 74 days to maturity.

Special Directions for Short Season Climates

SOWING: Start seed indoors from early spring in pots, or sow directly into the garden after danger of serious frost has passed. Cover seeds with 1/8 inch of fine soil.

SPACING: Space plants 18 to 24 inches apart in rows spaced 2 to 3 feet apart depending upon available room.

THINNING AND TRANSPLANTING: Thin or transplant seedlings when 2 inches tall. Transplant indoor started seedlings after hardening off and danger of serious frost has passed.

GERMINATION: 7 to l0days. Keep soil moderately moist during germination.

Ed's Special Advice

Broccoli grows best in a mostly sunny location during the cooler parts of the growing season. Prefers fairly rich soil kept fairly moist. Side shoots can be harvested after cutting main head. Ideal for a salad or stir-fry. Broccoli can be sown in midsummer for fall crop, or later in summer for possible over-wintering in mild winter areas.

Organic Certification by Washington State Department of Agriculture

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