Broccoli - Di Ciccio - Brassica oleracea (Botrytis group)
Hardy annual Broccoli Di Ciccio is a vigorous, light-green plant of 1890 Italian origin. It produces a 3"-4" bluish-green central head with many medium-sized side shoots for a prolonged harvest. Though not uniform at maturity, this variety is the best tasting. This is a great choice for spring or fall planting.
Soil & Water: Broccoli should be planted in well-composted soil with good drainage and air circulation. Plants prefer a soil pH of 6.2-7.2.
Planting & Growing: Start indoors 6-8 weeks before the last frost or seed directly 4 weeks before last frost, or seed directly in late summer for fall crops.
Harvesting & Storage: Harvest when heads are tight, before yellow flowers appear. Side heads may continue to produce for several weeks. Flavor improves with cooler temperatures. Use shade fabric to extend summer harvests.
Did You Know? Broccoli is rich in vitamins A, C, and K, as well as potassium, phosphorus, and iron.
Soil Temperature: 75-85F
Planting Depth: 1/4"
Germination: 4-20 Days
Height At Maturity: 2'-3'
Days To Maturity: 48-85 Days
Sun/Shade: Partial Sun
Spacing After Thinning: 1'-2'
Approx Seeds per 1/4 lbs: 30,000
3 x 8 x 0.5 inches.