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Broccoli - Green Sprouting Calabrese

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(a.k.a. Early Italian Green Sprouting)

(Brassica oleracea) 58-90 days from transplant.       This broccoli variety was brought to America from Italy in the late 1800s. Green Sprouting Calabrese Broccoli is a true mainstay with gardeners. Heads grow to 5-8", with a central head, bearing many side shoots. Does well in cool climates, extremely frost tolerant. Will continue to grow side shoots throughout season, even after main head is cut. Very flavorful, and rich in vitamins.

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Planting Instructions for Broccoli Seeds


Heirloom / Open Pollinated Broccoli lacks tolerance to extreme heat. Direct seed Broccoli in the spring or start indoors 4-6 wks before the last frost. Plant seeds ½" deep in full sun, 4-6" apart, in rows 18-36" apart, when outdoor temperatures have reached 50°F. Germination usually occurs in 5-17 days in soil 55-75°F. Heirloom Broccoli plants should be thinned to 12-24". Harvest center head before flower buds open, then harvest side shoots frequently for continuous production.

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