(B. oleracea) Start heirloom broccoli seeds for transplants 4-6 weeks prior to desired transplanting date. Seedlings need bright artificial light or full sun; a cold frame is ideal. Set the plants in the garden about 4 weeks before last frost date in the spring, or about 4-6 weeks before first frost when fall-planting. Plants need rich soil and abundant moisture to produce a good crop. After the main head is harvested, plants often produce smaller florets over a long season. Always harvest broccoli just before the first flowers open. Spring plantings often bolt to seed in hot summer weather.
An Italian heirloom brought to America in the 1880s; 5”-8” heads
An English heirloom variety, bred for overwintering. Produces lots of purple...
(B. rapa) An Italian non-heading broccoli grown for flavorful,
The true and popular Italian heirloom with spiraling, apple-green
Standard type, produces 4-8” green heads that are nicely flavored. Compact...
70 days. We’re so excited to offer this excellent new broccoli, a recent...
80 days. An early broccoli that produces large green heads.