Broccoli


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$10.00

Strong stress-tolerant broccoli plants with good side shoot production. Broccoli is delicious steamed, sautéed and then covered to steam, roasted, in casseroles, in broccoli soups, with pasta, or served fresh with hummus or other dip.

Plant outdoors in spring when temperatures are 55-75º F.

Planting Instructions: Plant in well-drained, fertile soil high in organic matter with a pH of 6.0 to 7.5 and consistent moisture throughout the growing season. Plant outside spaced 18-24” apart.  Ensure good air circulation and light. Broccoli prefers cooler growing temperatures between 55-75 degrees F. Transplant outdoors in the cool spring and harvest in warmer weather. Plants mature in 66 days. Use floating row covers to protect from cabbageworms and loopers (the white butterflies that lay eggs on Brassica plants). 

Light Preference: Sun

Harvest: Before the flower buds open, cut the center head and cool as soon as possible if you are not serving immediately. Harvest secondary side shoots regularly to encourage continued production.