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Green Sprouting Calabrese Broccoli Seeds

Brassica oleracea

5.00 (6 reviews)
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HOW TO GROW

Sowing: Heirloom Calabrese Green Sprouting broccoli seeds grow best in cool weather, so starting the seeds indoors 5-6 weeks before the last expected frost will ensure a faster crop. Shortly before the last frost and when the seedlings reach about 6" tall, plant them 1-2' apart in rows 2-3' apart. For direct sowing seeds, plant these Heirloom Calabrese Green Sprouting broccoli seeds 1" deep and 3" apart in full sun and rich soil, about 2-3 weeks before the last expected spring frost; germination can take place at temperatures as low as 40 degrees F. For fall planting, direct sow the seeds in late July or August. For companion planting benefits, plant broccoli with herbs, potatoes, or onions; avoid planting it with tomatoes or pole beans.

Growing: Keep the young plants watered and remove weeds. Mulch helps discourage weeds and regulate soil temperature, and several applications of fertilizer or compost may also be needed. If several nights of below freezing temperatures are expected, cover the plants. If they become topheavy as they grow, provide a stake for support.

Harvesting: Harvest the main head while it is still tight, and before the tiny buds begin to open; cut at least 6" of the stem. Side shoots will continue to develop along the stem, and can be harvested as well; the plant will keep producing as long as weather conditions are favorable.

Seed Saving: Allowing broccoli to produce seed will take an entire growing season, and may require digging up the plants for the winter or mulching them well. Broccoli will cross pollinate with other members of the cabbage family such as cauliflower, and isolation of at least 1/4 a mile is recommended to prevent cross breeding. Once the flowers have bloomed and produced seed pods, let them dry and carefully remove them from the plant. Separate the seeds from the pods. Store in a dry, cool place for up to five years.

FAST FACTS

Latin Name: Brassica oleracea

Type: Open Pollinated, Heirloom, Cool Season

USDA Zones: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

Seeds per Ounce: 9,000

Planting Method: From Transplant

Sunlight: Full Sun

Height: 30 Inches

Color: Green

Green Sprouting Calabrese Broccoli Seeds 5.0
Review By Larry Shafer

Very good seed

I first start I planted okra seeds from box store twice they came up and died so I had okra seeds in freezer from everwild for 2 years planted them and had a good okra crop packaging is great will be ordering in the spring planting
Thanks have great Thanksgiving

Green Sprouting Calabrese Broccoli Seeds 5.0
Review By Joann Wheeler

great results

I am new to microgreens -- sowed these last Friday and today (Tuesday) they are dense and flourishing in a south facing window. By the end of the week, they will be ready to harvest! Excellent results!

Green Sprouting Calabrese Broccoli Seeds 5.0
Review By Cherlynn Murphy

Bought seeds

The seeds I purchased were nicely packaged and have plenty of seeds at a reasonable price

Green Sprouting Calabrese Broccoli Seeds 5.0
Review By Laurie

Perfect!

Seeds arrived quickly and are growing nicely. Will buy again from Everwilde!

Green Sprouting Calabrese Broccoli Seeds 5.0
Review By Charlette Cabeceira

Seeds

Shipping was fast. I haven't had a chance to plant them yet, but I'm looking forward to doing that.

Green Sprouting Calabrese Broccoli Seeds 5.0
Review By Philip gerrish

Seed order

Haven't planted any of your seeds yet but was very impressed that you honored the 10% discount with a refund. I realize you didn't have to do that. I also appreciate the scripture on every seed package.

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XL Mylar Packet (~500 Seeds) $2.98 -+
1 Oz Mylar (28.4g) $5.96 -+
1/4 Lb Mylar (113g) $7.96 -+
1 Lb Mylar (454g) $14.40 -+
5 Lb Mylar (2.27kg) $64.80 -+
10 Lb Mylar (4.54kg) $115.20 -+
25 Lb Bulk Bag (11.3kg) $273.60 -+
50 Lb Bulk Bag (22.7kg) $518.40 -+
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This richly flavored open-pollinated Broccoli variety is popular with home vegetable gardeners! Green Sprouting Calabrese Broccoli seeds grow quickly and produce 4" heads with abundant side shoots, which can be harvested after the main head has been cut. Maturity time is not uniform, resulting in an extended harvest for home vegetable gardens!
Though heirloom Calabrese broccoli comes from the province of Calabria in Italy and arrived in America in the 1880s, 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.

HOW TO GROW

Sowing: Heirloom Calabrese Green Sprouting broccoli seeds grow best in cool weather, so starting the seeds indoors 5-6 weeks before the last expected frost will ensure a faster crop. Shortly before the last frost and when the seedlings reach about 6" tall, plant them 1-2' apart in rows 2-3' apart. For direct sowing seeds, plant these Heirloom Calabrese Green Sprouting broccoli seeds 1" deep and 3" apart in full sun and rich soil, about 2-3 weeks before the last expected spring frost; germination can take place at temperatures as low as 40 degrees F. For fall planting, direct sow the seeds in late July or August. For companion planting benefits, plant broccoli with herbs, potatoes, or onions; avoid planting it with tomatoes or pole beans.

Growing: Keep the young plants watered and remove weeds. Mulch helps discourage weeds and regulate soil temperature, and several applications of fertilizer or compost may also be needed. If several nights of below freezing temperatures are expected, cover the plants. If they become topheavy as they grow, provide a stake for support.

Harvesting: Harvest the main head while it is still tight, and before the tiny buds begin to open; cut at least 6" of the stem. Side shoots will continue to develop along the stem, and can be harvested as well; the plant will keep producing as long as weather conditions are favorable.

Seed Saving: Allowing broccoli to produce seed will take an entire growing season, and may require digging up the plants for the winter or mulching them well. Broccoli will cross pollinate with other members of the cabbage family such as cauliflower, and isolation of at least 1/4 a mile is recommended to prevent cross breeding. Once the flowers have bloomed and produced seed pods, let them dry and carefully remove them from the plant. Separate the seeds from the pods. Store in a dry, cool place for up to five years.

FAST FACTS

Latin Name: Brassica oleracea

Type: Open Pollinated, Heirloom, Cool Season

USDA Zones: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

Seeds per Ounce: 9,000

Planting Method: From Transplant

Sunlight: Full Sun

Height: 30 Inches

Color: Green

Reviews

5.00
Global Rating: 5.00 from 6 reviews
5.0

Review By Larry Shafer

Very good seed

I first start I planted okra seeds from box store twice they came up and died so I had okra seeds in freezer from everwild for 2 years planted them and had a good okra crop packaging is great will be ordering in the spring planting
Thanks have great Thanksgiving

5.0

Review By Joann Wheeler

great results

I am new to microgreens -- sowed these last Friday and today (Tuesday) they are dense and flourishing in a south facing window. By the end of the week, they will be ready to harvest! Excellent results!

5.0

Review By Cherlynn Murphy

Bought seeds

The seeds I purchased were nicely packaged and have plenty of seeds at a reasonable price

5.0

Review By Laurie

Perfect!

Seeds arrived quickly and are growing nicely. Will buy again from Everwilde!

5.0

Review By Charlette Cabeceira

Seeds

Shipping was fast. I haven't had a chance to plant them yet, but I'm looking forward to doing that.

5.0

Review By Philip gerrish

Seed order

Haven't planted any of your seeds yet but was very impressed that you honored the 10% discount with a refund. I realize you didn't have to do that. I also appreciate the scripture on every seed package.