A type of sprouting broccoli with violet colored heads and side shoots. The plant grew tall, initially producing a good sized, main head for us, 8 inches and was followed with colorful sprouts. We started them indoors, 3 weeks before planting them outside into our raised beds, with the first head arriving mid August. Having one of our hottest, dry summers in memory we were impressed with its growth. 30 seeds
Germination- 3-10 days
Indoors - 4-6 weeks before last frost and 1/4” deep with soil temperature at 65-75 degrees. Liquid fertilize seedlings every 7-10 days. Transplant out just before last frost.
Outdoors – Early spring until mid summer for fall crops. Plant 1/2” deep and 6” apart. Thin seedlings to 18” apart.
Harvest- Pick when heads are tight before flower buds starts to open. For varieties that produce side shoots keep picked for a longer production
Tips - A heavy feeder transplant/direct seed into well composted soil and side dress when buds begin to form.