Broccoli - Chinese - Te You - Brassica oleracea (Alboglabra group)
Hardy Annual An Asian broccoli grown not for its florets but for its succulent stalks and flavor-rich leaves. Add this to your cool-season garden in spring and fall. Harvest the stalks when the buds are closed, or let a few open and have a flowering dish on your dinner table. Mildew resistant, heat and cold tolerant.
Soil & Water: Sow or plant in well-composted soil with good drainage and air circulation. Plants prefer a soil pH of 6.2-7.2 that is evenly moist.
Planting & Growing: Start indoors 5-7 weeks before the last frost or seed directly 4 weeks before last frost. Seed directly in late summer for fall crops. In mild winter areas, sow late fall for winter yields.
Harvesting & Storage: Cut the main stalk at 8"-10" tall when flower buds are closed or just opening. After this is cut, the plant branches freely for an extended harvest but stems and leaves will be smaller. To harvest entire plant, cut at 8"-10" tall.
Did You Know? Chinese broccoli is also known as Chinese kale since it is grown for its stalks and leaves rather than florets.
Soil Temperature: 50-85°F
Planting Depth: 1/4"
Germination: 7-10 Days
Height At Maturity: 8"-10"
Days to Maturity: 50-55 Days
Spacing After Thinning: 1’-2’
Approx Seeds per ounce: 21,545 Seeds