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Vegetable Description: The Italian heirloom broccoli De Cicco first became available to gardeners in 1890. However, the plant from which modern broccoli is derived first grew in the wild in the Mediterranean region and in Asia Minor. Broccoli gradually spread to the rest of Europe and to the New World, where Thomas Jefferson included this strange new vegetable in his experimental garden. The Italians appreciated it so much that it got the name "Italian asparagus." After World War I, Italian brothers Stefano and Andrea D'Arrigo brought their Sicilian variety of broccoli and began growing it in San Jose, Calfornia; they later shipped it to Boston's North End, where it established a quickly expanding market.
Vegetable Botanical Name: Brassica oleracea
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Vegetable Duration: Annual
Vegetable Days to Maturity: 48
Vegetable Seeds Per Oz: 7400
Vegetable Height: 24” to 36”
Vegetable Spacing: 24 in to 30 in
Vegetable Planting: Sow seeds indoors before last frost, or direct sow seeds outside after last frost. Plant seeds about 1/4” under soil surface, with 24” - 30” between plants.
Vegetable Seed Saving: Allow seed heads to dry on plants; then remove heads, break them open, and collect seeds. Clean and dry the seeds before storage in cool dry conditions.
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