Early purple sprouting

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Broccoli
Early purple sprouting
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Scientific Classification
Species: Brassica oleracea
Cultivar Group: Italica Group
Heirloom
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Hybrid
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Early purple sprouting is a variety of broccoli. It is a very hardy, cold tolerant vegetable that produces a heavy crop of purple spears early in the season.

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Growing[edit]

Main article: Broccoli

Sowing[edit]

Sow in a prepared seed bed. Sow thinly in rows 25cm (10in) apart. Cover lightly with 1.5cn (½in) of fine soil. Firm gently and keep moist. Seedlings appear in 14-21 days.[1]

Transplanting[edit]

When 7.5-10cm (3-4in) tall; transplant to final positions with 60cm (2ft) between plant rows. Firm plants in well.[1]

Aftercare[edit]

Keep moist and weed free.[1]

Harvest[edit]

February to May. Cut shoots when 15cm (6in) long. Pick young shoots regularly to encourage further cropping.[1]

References[edit]

  1. a b c d Broccoli - Early Purple Sprouting - Seed Packet. Country Value. Newmarket, Suffolk.
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Broccoli varieties
Early varieties Early purple sprouting
Late varieties
Green varieties