Purple Sprouting Broccoli


Brassica oleracea italica

Healthy snowball!

Wow, a beautiful highly-productive and much sought after broccoli variety. These are quick-growing and high-yielding, the florets are relatively small but allow for a greatly extended picking season. This variety requires a cold winter before it will start to produce heads in early spring.

Seed count: Approximately 100 seeds
Best planting: February – May
Ease of growth: Very easy
Heirloom: Typically a variety that is older than 60 years.

General Information

  • Height/width of the plant: 100+ cm
  • Growth type: This plant has a bush or compact growth habit.
  • Ideal germination temperature: 10°C
  • Average germination in days: 7-10 days
  • Sow method: The seed is best suited to starting off in seed trays and then transplanted once they are past the two true leaf stage.
  • Plant type: Hardy, Annual
  • Plant use: This is a well-known cooking variety, suited for both home and professional chefs.
  • Plant/row spacing: 40 cm/50 cm
  • Days to harvest: 110 days
  • Seed treatment: These varieties prefer cool soil to germinate. Often will not germinate if the soil temperature is too high. No other special treatment required.




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