An old English type of broccoli that is planted out mid to late summer and requires overwintering to produce florets the following spring. Does best in mild climates and will need protection in ones that fall below 15 degrees during the winter.
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.