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Purple Peacock Broccoli Art Pack

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  • Art by Hollie Shortino.

Purple Peacock Broccoli

Brassica oleracea

Certified Organic Seed

Show stopping crisp and sweet purple-headed broccoli with tender kale-like leaves.

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One of the showiest and most flamboyantly adorned birds on the planet now has a rival. With blue green streaked feathers, striped coverts, an ombre train, and an iridescent crest worn on top, this broccoli is a bird of another feather. The stems, leaves, and florets show as much variation as from one pretentious peacock to another. You may find yourself being as picky as a peahen, selecting which broccolis to invite in for dinner based purely on the extravagance of their colorful display. And just like a peafowl breeder, you may begin selecting which traits you want passed on generation to generation by letting your favorite plants go to seed.

Quick Facts

Number of Seeds 100 seeds
Spacing in Row 24 inches
Spacing Between Rows 30 inches
Planting Depth 1/4 inch
Days to Germination 3-10 days
Days to Maturity 70 days
Height at Maturity 24 inches
Width at Maturity 18 inches

How to Grow

Start indoors 4-8 weeks before last frost, then transplant when plants have 2 sets of true leaves. For fall harvesting, start indoors 10-12 weeks before first frost. Spring and summer plants will benefit from protection from flea beetle, row cover works great. Uncover when plants are big and before the heads start to form. Broccoli prefers well drained, fertile soil and regular watering. All parts of Purple Peacock are edible and sweet: the heads, leafs and side shoots.

About the Artist

Art by Hollie Shortino. For as long as Hollie can remember her two true loves have been art and nature. Her designs start out as quick sketches and then turn into paintings in acrylic and mixed media designs on wood or canvas. Inspiration can be found everywhere on long jaunts though the woods, playing in her garden and looking through old children's books!

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