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Brassica oleracea (Italica Group) 'Purple Sprouting'

 

Broccoli 'Purple Sprouting'

Broccoli is a type of brassica that has flowering heads eaten as a vegetable, and considered by many to be a "superfood" because of its nutritional benefits... 'Purple Sprouting' broccoli is harvested in early Spring

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plant Features
  • Broccoli Purple Sprouting likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Broccoli Purple Sprouting likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

  • Broccoli Purple Sprouting is full frost hardy: 5f (-15°c)

    Full Frost Hardy: 5F (-15°C)

  • Broccoli Purple Sprouting likes free draining and fertile

    Free draining and fertile

 
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plant information

Common name

Broccoli 'Purple Sprouting'

Latin name

Brassica oleracea (Italica Group) 'Purple Sprouting'

type

Vegetable

family

Brassicaceae

ph

6.0 - 7.0 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Broccoli Purple Sprouting likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Frost

    Broccoli Purple Sprouting is full frost hardy: 5f (-15°c)

    Full Frost Hardy: 5F (-15°C)

  • Soil

    Broccoli Purple Sprouting likes free draining and fertile

    Free draining and fertile

  • Water

    Broccoli Purple Sprouting likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

Plant & bloom calendar

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    Best time to plant
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    When to harvest

full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Broccoli Purple Sprouting is 0.40meters x 1.00meters 0.40 M 1.00 M

Brassica oleracea (Italica Group) 'Purple Sprouting'

Broccoli is a type of brassica that has flowering heads eaten as a vegetable, and considered by many to be a "superfood" because of its nutritional benefits... 'Purple Sprouting' broccoli is harvested in early Spring


Propagating by seed

From Early Spring TO Early Summer

Sow seeds in trays in the greenhouse in Spring, or outdoors from after last frosts. Sow the seeds about 1" apart, in damp compost, cover with compost, then water, and label. Keep the compost moist, but not wet,.and thin out the weaker plants as they grow.

 

Planting

From Early Summer TO Mid Summer

Seedlings started off in the greenhouse should be hardened off gradually before being planted outside. Plant 12" - 24" apart (depending on the size of the variety being grown) and allow at least 1' between rows. Firm the plants in well, and give them a really good puddle of water. Seedlings that were sown direct in the soil should be thinned out to 12" apart (or replanted)

 
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