1oz Certified Organic Broccoli "De Cicco" Italian Heirloom Seeds (Approx 9000 Seeds)

1oz Certified Organic Broccoli "De Cicco" Italian Heirloom Seeds (Approx 9000 Seeds)

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Certified ORGANIC Broccoli "De Cicco" "Di Cicco" Italian Heirloom Seeds. CERTIFIED ORGANIC Italian heirloom introduced to U.S. gardeners in 1890. A uniform, very productive variety that is high in vitamins. Large heads also furnish a high percentage of side shoots, a cool weather vegetable low in calories- only 42 per portion.

After central head is cut, many side shoots will form. Very early, great for freezing. Cool Weather crop, very easy to grow. Can also be used as a sprouting broccoli. 50-70 days to maturity or you can use them as sprouts as well. Rich source of Iron, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Dietary Fiber, and Vitamins: A, C, K, B6. Very low in Saturated Fat and Cholesterol. Excellent taste as sprouts for salad. We use these in our salads everyday.

Growing Facts

***BROCCOLI GROWING GUIDE BELOW***

Broccoli is a cool-season crop that, like spinach, can be grown in the spring or fall. In fact, you may be able to get a continual harvest throughout both seasons if you time planting correctly. A member of the cabbage family, broccoli is rich in vitamins.

PLANTING

    Broccoli can germinate in soil with temperatures as low as 40ºF.

    Broccoli requires full sun and moist, fertile soil that’s slightly acidic. Work in 2 to 4 inches of rich compost or a thin layer of manure before planting.

    For spring plantings, seed or set transplants 2 to 3 weeks before last spring frost date. If you transplant, assume 10 less days for growth or the “days to maturity” on the seed packet.

    For fall plantings, seed 85 to 100 days before your average first fall frost. If you live in a warm climate, a fall planting is best, as broccoli thrives in cool weather. Plant seeds in mid- to late-summer in most places. Check your frost dates.

    Plant seeds ½ inch deep, or set transplants slightly deeper than they were grown originally.

    Within a row, space your plants 12 to 24 inches apart with 36 inches between each row.

    Space plants 12 to 24 inches apart, depending on the side heads you want to harvest.

    If you over seed, you will need to thin seedlings to 12 inches apart to give room for the broccoli to grow.


PLANT CARE

    Fertilize three weeks after transplanting.

    Provide consistent soil moisture with regular watering, especially in drought conditions. Some varieties of broccoli are heat tolerant, but all need moisture.

    Do not get developing heads wet when watering.

    Roots are very shallow, do not cultivate. Suffocate weeds with mulch.

    Mulch will also help to keep soil temperatures down.



All multiple orders of the same seed are put in the same bag. For example if you order 500 beefsteak tomato seeds x 3 then 1500 seeds will be put in the same bag. We do not send out 3 individual bags with 500 in each. This goes for all seeds unless they are listings of different seeds.

NOTE: ALL GROWING INFO AND INSTRUCTIONS ARE ON ITEM PAGE.

If you can’t find germinating and instructions online you can find them on the item page. Our goal is to save money everywhere we can so we can pass those savings on to you.

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