DESCRIPTION: A rich-tasting old Italian heirloom. A best-seller year after year-reliable and tasty. Compact 2-3' light-green plants. Harvesting the 3-4" central head stimulates production of numerous smaller side shoots. Quality and long harvest period make it a great broccoli for home gardens. Freezes well. p>
BOTANICAL NAME: Brassica oleracea var. italica
DAYS TO MATURITY: 48-85
SEEDS PER PACKET: 100
SOURCE CODE: O
GERMINATION DAYS: 5-17
WHEN TO PLANT: Early spring to early fall
PLANTING DEPTH: 1/4"
GROWING INSTRUCTIONS: Start seeds in flats. Transplant seedlings 15" apart into well-prepared soil. Make sure there is good fertility, and the soil is not too acid. Transplant deeper than in the flat, up to the first leaves, and firm in very well. Matures in 8-9 weeks. Start in early spring for an early summer crop, and in late summer for fall. Cut heads when 3-4" in diameter, with dark-green coloring of unopened flower heads. Harvest side-shoots regularly to encourage continued production.
GROW BIOINTENSIVEŽ CULTURAL INFORMATION: C /Matures 8-9+/Harvest 4-12 /Yield heads 26-53, leaves 52-106/ Spacing 15"
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION :Tolerates winter cold and easy to grow