Peaceful Valley Certified Organic Broccoli Di Ciccio Seed Description
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Broccoli - Di Ciccio
Brassica oleracea (Botrytis group) Hardy annual
Broccoli Di Ciccio is a vigorous, light-green plant of 1890 Italian origin. It produces a 3"-4" bluish-green central head with many medium-sized side shoots for a prolonged harvest. Though not uniform at maturity, this variety is the best tasting. This is a great choice for spring or fall planting.
Did You Know? Broccoli is rich in vitamins A, C, and K, as well as potassium, phosphorus, and iron.
Soil and Water: Broccoli should be planted in well-composted soil with good drainage and air circulation. Plants prefer a soil pH of 6.2-7.2.
Planting and Growing: Start indoors 6-8 weeks before the last frost or seed directly 4 weeks before last frost, or seed directly in late summer for fall crops.
Harvesting and Storage: Harvest when heads are tight, before yellow flowers appear. Side heads may continue to produce for several weeks. Flavor improves with cooler temperatures. Use shade fabric to extend summer harvests.