Purple Sprouting Broccoli Seeds

Purple Sprouting Broccoli Seeds

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Sprouts prolifically in purple heads with sweet flavor
SKU 52947-PK-P1
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Key Characteristics
Days To Maturity


Mature Height

3 Feet

Mature Width

12 IN

Description / Purple Sprouting Broccoli Seeds

Days to Maturity: 120 to 200

An Old English type, Purple Sprouting Broccoli is grown as a flower or head vegetable. The plant sets small purple heads that have a sweet flavor and turn green when cooked. Broccoli is considered a superfood for its nutrient rich content, having a high (top 20) Aggregate Nutrient Density Index score (ANDI), or micronutrient-per-calorie density. It is high in fiber and vitamins C and K. It is a great source of calcium and iron and contains antioxidants.

An herbaceous biennial, typically grown as an annual, Purple Sprouting Broccoli is a member of the cabbage and mustard family (Brassicaceae or Cruciferae), commonly called crucifers, brassicas, or cole crops. The plant grows slowly through winter but sprouts prolifically in spring.

Broccoli is easy to grow from seed, growing best in locations with full sun and organically rich, consistently moist, well-draining loams having a slightly acid pH of 6 to 7. Broccoli benefits from a fertilizer with a balanced ratio of nutrients, preferably 10:10:10, in the early stages of growth.

A cool-season, winter-hardy vegetable, the toughest of the cool-season crops, one of the first to be planted in the garden, broccoli seed can be direct sown into the garden as soon as the soil is workable in early spring, approximately 4 weeks before the last frost date. Seeds can also be started indoors 6 weeks before transplanting into the garden, early spring and fall. It needs cold temperatures to germinate and grow, withstanding light frost and temperatures below 28°F. Row covers offer added protection from heavy frost. Mulching helps to moderate soil temperature and to maintain soil moisture.

If you plan to start your seeds indoors, be sure to check out our Bio Dome Seed Starter Kit. With the Bio Dome, you can control the temperature, light, and soil mix to ensure your seeds become strong for transplant.

Product Details

Genus Brassica
Species oleracea Broccoli
Variety Sprouting Broccoli
Product Classification Seeds, Vegetables
Bloom Season Start Early Spring
Bloom Season End Late Spring
Days To Maturity 200.00
Harvest Season Early Spring, Late Spring, Mid Spring
Resistance Cold Hardy
Characteristics Edible
Uses Cuisine, Outdoor

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