DESCRIPTION: Halfway between a standard grocery store broccoli and a broccoli raab, with large plants that produce lots of succulent small green heads over a very long season. We like the way the larger "beads" (flower buds) shed water rather than getting moldy in wet weather. Heads, stalks, and leaves are all sweet and tender. Excellent frost and rain tolerance for fall-sowing, but the thing that got our attention was its hot-weather performance. In trails in California, it produced head when temperatures were in the 90's. p>
BOTANICAL NAME: Brassica oleracea var. italica
DAYS TO MATURITY: 56
SEEDS PER PACKET: 100
SOURCE CODE: O
GERMINATION DAYS: 5-17
WHEN TO PLANT: Spring or fall
PLANTING DEPTH: 1/4"
GROWING INSTRUCTIONS: Likes moist, fertile soil. Work in plenty of compost or other organic matter to assure fertility and holds moisture; line if PH is low. Start in flats, plant out when frost is past, on 15" centers. Mulch to retain moisture. Will produce side shoots after center is cut. Harvest and eat whole stems with leaves and flowering tips.
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