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Purple Sprouting Broccoli
Purple Sprouting Broccoli
Sale price: $2.75


  • Open pollinated. Heirloom.  120 days. 
  • Extremely cold hardy broccoli that must over-winter before setting heads and bud shoots.
  • Tall 30" height 12"-18" diameter loose heads.
  • Sow seed in late summer, over winter, harvest early to late spring as tender sweet shoots develop. Avoid cutting early leaves as they protect developing shoots.
  • When cooked purple shoots turn bright, dark green. High in anthocyanins, cold hardy. `
Planting Directions:  Sow seed indoors in spring 4 to 6 weeks before last frost with a minimum soil temperature  of 50° -86° 77˚,optimum.Sow seeds ¼” deep with 3-4 per unit/inch thinning to one seedling. When seeds germinate move to a cooler, well lit area to produce sturdy transplants. Harden off seedlings 7 days prior to transplanting outdoors.  Plant outdoors in  well prepared soil, enriched with  a complete garden fertilizer or rich compost, broccoli is considered a heavy feeder. Transplant outdoors when soil temperature is 60-65˚. Water moderately and regularly. For fall crops  plant seeds 1/4” deep and 2”- 4” apart outdoors in late summer.  Thin seedlings to 8-10” apart when 6” tall.