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Broccoli Seeds - Di Ciccio HEIRLOOM - OPEN POLLINATED

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Packet $3.95
1 Ounce $9.50
1/4 Pound $21.95 42%
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  • An Italian Heirloom
  • Wonderful, strong broccoli flavor
  • Prefers full sun exposure

Product Description

Grow Heirloom Broccoli - Di Ciccio Broccoli Seeds:

Introduced in 1890, Di Ciccio Broccoli is an old world Italian favorite. This heirloom has many variations on its name: De Ciccio, De Cicco, Di Cicco - but they all mean the same, wonderful variety of broccoli. Vigorous and emerald green, the central head measures 3-5" wide with many smaller side shoots which makes this an excellent home garden variety.

  • Fast Facts

    Name:Broccoli Seeds - Di Ciccio
    Botanical Name:Brassica oleracea
    Life Cycle:Annual
    Light Requirement:Full Sun
    Planting Season:Cool Season
    Plant Type:Head or Flower Vegetable - Edible Flowering Bud and Stalk
    Features:Heirloom, Good for Microgreens, Container Garden
    Fruit Size:Central Head 3-5 Inches in Diameter
    Days to Maturity:70 Days
    Plant Height:18-30 inches
    Plant Spacing:12-18 inches
    Planting Depth:1/4 inch
    Sowing Method:Direct Sow
    Cold Stratification:No
    Seeds per Pound:128, 000
    Hardiness Zones:3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
    Ships:Year Round
  • Planting Instructions

    How to Grow Di Ciccio Broccoli

    When to Plant Broccoli Seeds

    Broccoli can be planted in both the Spring and Fall. The seeds can germinate with temperatures as low as 40 degrees F.

    Where to Plant Broccoli Seeds

    Broccoli needs full sun and moist soil. Slightly acidic soil is preferred - for soil testing, contact your local Agricultural Extension office.

    How to Plant Broccoli Seeds

    Plant the seeds ½ inches deep in fertile soil. If planting in rows, plant 12-24 inches apart with rows 36 inches apart. Make sure to keep your broccoli plants watered, but take care to not get the developing broccoli heads wet while watering.For Spring planting: sow seeds indoors 2-3 weeks before the last frost. For Fall planting: sow seeds 85-100 days before the average Fall frost, during mid- to late-summer.

    When to Harvest Broccoli

    Harvest your broccoli when you see that the buds of the head are firm. Cut the stalk of the main head at a slant, and smaller side shoots will grow up from where you’ve cut.

    **If you live in a warmer climate, broccoli does best with a Fall planting. If you fear that your soil will be too hot, a layer of mulch will help ensure cooler soil temperatures. Make sure to harvest your broccoli before the yellow flower petals start to show - those parts have a mealy texture.

    Download Printable Planting Guide

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