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.
Why are my Early Purple Sprouting growing so tall? Broccoli prefers cooler weather and can begin to bolt if the soil temperatures get too warm. If the soil bed your Early Purple Sprouting is planted in warms too early the plant will start the next phase of it's life cycle. Your broccoli plant will grow tall, forming flowers and produce seeds for reproduction.
How much does Early Purple Sprouting yield? Early Purple Sprouting can be harvested for around 2 months, producing around 4-6 heads per plant.
What are good companion plants for Early Purple Sprouting? Companion plants can aid growth and help repel insects and pests from eating your vegetable crops. You should try and plant broccoli near beets, carrots, cucumber, and lettuce. Scented herbs and vegetables can help reduce cabbage butterflies and worms from eating your crops - onions, mint, and dill can stop other insect issues.
Early Purple Sprouting Broccoli Details
- Germination Time
- 14 - 21 Days
- Sowing Method
- Start in Pots / Trays
- Days to Maturity
- Grow in Greenhouse
- Optional for Early Crop
- Packet Seed Count
Sow and Harvest Times