Di Ciccio Broccoli
Certified Organic Seed
Old-fashioned Italian heirloom from the 1800s.
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.
|100 Seeds||$3.85||In Stock|
|300 Seeds||$6.70||In Stock|
|1 Ounce||$11.30||In Stock|
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.
|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|
|Sun Preference||Full to Partial Sun|