This tighly beaded head will be ready to harvest in a few days time.

Organic Di Ciccio Broccoli Seeds

Medium-sized florets, extended harvest

Brassica oleracea
Old-fashioned Italian heirloom from the 1800s.
Open-pollinated. Best suited for home gardens. Blue-green 3-4" florets develop over extended period for long harvest time. Edible leaves and stems.
Product ID# BR0044 , Certified Organic by NOFA-NY LLC

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Before plant breeders began developing large, heavy headed hybrid broccoli plants for commercial growers, broccoli was a slightly slimmer, but still hardy, crop. All of our broccoli varieties are open-pollinated, best suited for home gardens and CSAs, and delicious. This variety has a growth habit in between Piracicaba and Calabrese. Central three-to-four inch blue-green florets develop at different times, giving a good staggered harvest. Leaves and stems are easily edible as well.

Quick Facts
Days to Germination 4 to 10 days
Days to Maturity 70 days
Planting Depth ¼ to ½ inch
Spacing in Row 12 to 24 inches
Spacing Between Rows 12 to 18 inches
Height at Maturity 24 to 36 inches
Width at Maturity 24 to 30 inches
Growing Instructions

Sow indoors 4-6 weeks before last frost, then transplant into fertile soil just after frost date. Harvest inner head promptly. Harvest the outer shoots every 2 days to keep them producing and to prevent flowering. Sow again 14-16 weeks before first fall frost for a sweet, long-lasting late crop.