Aimers Organic Broccoli Green Sprouting Seed Packet


Green Sprouting Organic Broccoli. Heirloom vegetable. Broccoli has been cultivated for over 2000 years. This garden favourite is native to the Mediterranean but migrated throughout the world to become a major vegetable of choice for home gardeners. Broccoli are high in vitamins A and C, folic acid, and iron. Green Sprouting is an old Italian variety that matures early and is surprisingly easy to grow. Produces heavy crops of large, solid, central heads with numerous medium sized lateral heads produced later in the season. Open pollinated. Approx. 200 seeds per pack.

Light Requirement: Full Sun
Planting Method: Start Indoors
Growth Habit: Sturdy
Days to Emergence: 7 - 10
Days to Harvest 70
Height: 50cm (20in)

Plants mature quickly and grow best in cooler weather. Both early and late crops are possible. For early crops, start seeds indoors in a soil-less mix from late March to early April. Set out the transplants in late April and early May spacing them about 45cm (18in) apart in rows 90cm (3ft) apart. Fertilizing is essential. Use a balanced NPK granular or 20-20-20 water soluble. Keep weeded and evenly watered. Broccoli may become top heavy as the heads form – staking may be required. Harvest the main head when the buds are tight and compact, well before flowering. Cut the centre stalk at an angle below the main head and avoid damaging the side shoots. This encourages more heads to develop and will prolong the harvest. Flowering will signal an end to head production.