Early Purple Sprouting Broccoli
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A UK heirloom favourite, plant this frost-hardy sprouting broccoli in fall and you’ll be amazed by a flavourful abundance of tender, colourful sprouts in the early spring.
Early Purple Sprouting Broccoli Seeds
[200 days] A well-loved UK heirloom, Early Purple Sprouting broccoli will provide amazingly tender, wine-coloured shoots in the early spring while everything else is still only thinking of stirring. The stalks are large and sturdy—about 2-3 feet tall—and grow slowly through the winter, only to sprout out in a prolific abundance of amazingly tasty purple spears in February or March. The leaves are also quite flavourful and will provide you and your family with healthy greens throughout the winter.
Particularly frost hardy, this broccoli variety thrives in our British climate. A must-have species for any year-round garden.
When do you begin to sow Early Purple Sprouting broccoli seeds? You can sow your broccoli seeds indoors 7 weeks before the last frost or sow outdoors 2 weeks before the last frost. The germination process should take around 14 days to complete.
Should I soak my Early Purple Sprouting broccoli seeds before planting? You can promote the germination speed by soaking your Early Purple Sprouting broccoli seeds for 4-6 hours in cool water. Make sure that your seeds are fully submersed and not floating on top of the water.
Is it hard to grow broccoli from seeds? Starting broccoli seeds indoors and transplanting at a later date is one of the best ways to get results. Planting out too late can mean the germination process may fail due to the quick climbing temperatures.
Early Purple Sprouting Broccoli Details
- Average Germination Time
- 14 - 21 Days
- Sowing Method
- Start in Pots / Trays
- Days to Maturity
- Grow in Greenhouse
- Optional for Early Crop
- Packet Seed Count
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