Broccoli grows best in cool weather, so starting the seeds indoors 5-6 weeks before the last expected frost will ensure a faster crop. Shortly before the last frost and when the seedlings reach about 6″ tall, plant them 1-2′ apart in rows 2-3′ apart. For direct sowing seeds, plant them 1″ deep and 3″ apart in full sun and rich soil, about 2-3 weeks before the last expected spring frost; germination can take place at temperatures as low as 40 degrees F. For fall planting, direct sow the seeds in late July or August. For companion planting benefits, plant broccoli with herbs, potatoes, or onions; avoid planting it with tomatoes or pole beans.
Organic Seed Product Features:
De Cicco is an old reliable open pollinated European Broccoli variety! Excellent for freezing. Good quality, high yields!
Seeds are great for Planting in Garden or for storing in a seed safe for emergency. De Cicco is a classic Broccoli variety! Excellent and Perfect for freezing. Fantastic quality, along with high yields. This plant can grow up to 3 feet and will make heads about 3 to 4 inches & a bluish-green color. After central head is cut, many medium sized side shoots will take its place! Non uniform maturity begins in 50 days and extends up to 90 days.
Annual. 48 days. 24-36″ height. 24-30″ spacing. This variety of broccoli produces 3-4″ heads.
Latin Name: Brassica oleracea Type: Open Pollinated, Heirloom, Cool Season
USDA Zones: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
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