- Compact plant
- Heads grow to 4 inches
- Many side shoots/sprouts form after the central head is harvested
- 48-85 days from transplant
- ±7,000 seeds/oz
Italian broccoli introduced to U.S. gardeners in 1890. Compact 2-3' plants produce a 4" central head. After the central head is cut, many side shoots will form. Very early, great for freezing. 48-85 days from transplant. ±7,000 seeds/oz.
Learn to Grow it
You should start plants indoors 4-6 weeks before the last frost date for transplanting them into the garden.
Plant your seeds 1/4-1/2 in. deep in soil trays or pots indoors. When transplanting out the plants, be very careful to limit any disturbance to the roots.
Make sure that your soil is well fertilized as this crop is a heavy feeder and takes a lot of nutrients from the soil. Consider adding compost to the soil the year before you plant.
Mulching the soil around this crop can help protect the plant and keep roots cool and moist. In frost-free zones, this crop can be grow throughout the fall and winter.