Organic De-Cicco Broccoli Seeds
Grown and harvested in Ontario, organic De-Cicco Broccoli seeds have 48-85 days to maturity. Productive, multi-cut broccoli provides a long harvest window. Compact plants produce a tasty 7-10 cm central head. Harvest it and enjoy the flush of smaller, tender side shoots. Maturity dates for both central heads and side shoots vary from plant to plant allowing for more harvest options. Heirloom variety from Italy, introduced to North America in 1870. Perfect for the home gardener.
Direct seed outdoors as soon as the chance of hard frost has passed or start indoors 4-6 weeks before planting out date. Sow seed .5 cm deep and keep moist until seedlings emerge. Space plants 20-30 cm apart in rows spaced 45 cm apart. Fertile, moist soil and cool weather produces the best broccoli. Spring, early summer and fall crops are the best quality. Harvest the main head and allow side shoots to develop for ongoing harvest. If flea beetles are a problem, cover young plants with row covers.