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Organic Romanesco Broccoli Seeds

Brassica oleracea

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  • FAST FACTS
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HOW TO GROW

Sowing: This plant grows best in cool weather, so starting the seeds indoors 5-6 weeks before the last expected frost will ensure a faster crop. Shortly after the last frost, prepare the ground with organic matter or fertilizer; when the seedlings reach about 6" tall, plant them 1-2' apart in rows 2-3' apart. For direct sowing seeds, plant them 1/2" deep in full sun and rich soil, after the last expected spring frost. Keep the soil moist. 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 carefully. Mulch helps discourage weeds and regulate soil temperature, and several applications of fertilizer or compost will also be needed.

Harvesting: Harvest the heads as soon as they have matured, but before the florets begin to separate. The heads should be lime green, firm, and heavy. Store them in the refrigerator to keep them fresh.

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, Cool Season

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

Seeds per Ounce: 9,200

Planting Method: From Transplant

Height: 30 Inches

Size Price Quantity
XL Mylar Packet (~100 Seeds) $2.50 -+
1/4 Oz Mylar (7.09g) $5.40 -+
1 Oz Mylar (28.4g) $8.00 -+
1/4 Lb Mylar (113g) $22.40 -+
1 Lb Mylar (454g) $84.00 -+
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Though they have a pleasing delicate flavor, these stunning lime green vegetables are also appreciated for their ornamental quality. Their tight spirals are a perfect natural example of a fractal, an intricate repetitive design. Each spiral is arranged in harmony with Fibonacci numbers, a number sequence closely connected to the golden ratio. Creative thinkers in art, music, architecture, and many other disciplines know that the golden ratio is a mathematical relationship thought to be the most aesthetically pleasing to the human eye.

HOW TO GROW

Sowing: This plant grows best in cool weather, so starting the seeds indoors 5-6 weeks before the last expected frost will ensure a faster crop. Shortly after the last frost, prepare the ground with organic matter or fertilizer; when the seedlings reach about 6" tall, plant them 1-2' apart in rows 2-3' apart. For direct sowing seeds, plant them 1/2" deep in full sun and rich soil, after the last expected spring frost. Keep the soil moist. 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 carefully. Mulch helps discourage weeds and regulate soil temperature, and several applications of fertilizer or compost will also be needed.

Harvesting: Harvest the heads as soon as they have matured, but before the florets begin to separate. The heads should be lime green, firm, and heavy. Store them in the refrigerator to keep them fresh.

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, Cool Season

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

Seeds per Ounce: 9,200

Planting Method: From Transplant

Height: 30 Inches

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