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Broccoli, Organic Green Sprouting Calabrese Broccoli Seeds

Broccoli, Organic Green Sprouting Calabrese Broccoli Seeds

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Organic Green Sprouting Calabrese Broccoli, Open Pollinated, Non-GMO
25 seeds per package.

Introduced to the seed trade around 1910, this variety was brought to our shores-and our gardens-by Italian immigrants. A deliciously old-fashioned broccoli, it boasts dark bluish-green central heads about 5" across. Tall, erect, 30-36" plants give way to multiple side shoots once the central head is cut. Harvest 60-90 days after transplant.

Broccoli may be direct sown or started indoors early for fall and spring crops.

Full Sun
Harvest approx. 60 – 90 days
Mature height of plant, about 30-36”
Mature spread about 12”
Sow Seed ¼” deep
Seedling emerges about 10-21 days

Sowing Seed Indoors:
Start seeds indoors about 8 weeks before outdoor planting.
Sow seeds ¼ inches deep
Keep the soil moist at 70 degrees F
Seedlings emerge in 10-21 days

As soon as seedlings emerge, provide plenty of light.
Seedlings do not need much fertilizer.
If you are growing in small cells, you may need to transplant the seedlings to 3 or 4 inch pots when seedlings have at least 3 pairs of leaves before transplanting to the garden so they have enough room to develop strong roots. Before planting in the garden, seedling plants need to be “hardened off”.

Sowing Directly in the Garden:
Sow in average soil in a sunny location in early spring or in midsummer for a fall crop.
In rows 2 feet apart, sow seeds thinly and cover with ¼ inch of fine soil.
Keep evenly moist. Water gently.
Seedlings emerge in 10-21 days.
Thin to stand about 16 inches apart when seedlings are 1-2 inches high.

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