Broccoli De Ciccio Heirloom

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One of the best of the old-fashioned Italian broccolis, this Italian heirloom variety is suitable for fall and spring sowing. De Ciccio is a compact plant and very productive producing an early central blue-green head, followed by numerous side shoots into early summer. We recommend you harvest the main head when it is 3″ in diameter – this will encourage more side shoots. The leaves can also be used as spring greens.

  • Seed Count: 2000

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Broccoli De Ciccio Heirloom

Broccoli De Ciccio Heirloom. One of the best of the old-fashioned Italian broccolis, this Italian heirloom variety is suitable for fall and spring sowing. De Ciccio is a compact plant and very productive producing an early central blue-green head, followed by numerous side shoots into early summer. We recommend you harvest the main head when it is 3″ in diameter – this will encourage more side shoots. The leaves can also be used as spring greens.

Cultivation Advice Broccoli De Ciccio Heirloom

  • Days To Maturity: 90
  • Days To Germination:  7-10
  • Planting Depth: 1/8 inch
  • Spacing, Row:  24-36 inches
  • Spacing, Plant:  12-18 inches
  • Light:  Mostly Sunny Location
  • Sow thinly under cover 4-6 weeks prior to the last frost at 1/8in depth.
  •   For outdoor sowings 2-4 weeks prior to the last frost in drills 12 in apart.
  •  Transplant / thin to 1in apart and grow on.  
  • For seedlings raised under cover gradually harden off and plant out 12-18 in apart.
  •  For autumn sowings sow outside 6-8 weeks prior to the last frost.
  •  Broccoli likes rich, heavily mulched soil.
  •  When transplanting add bone meal to the soil around the plant.
  •  Harvest the main head at 2-3 inches to encourage the vigorous side shoots.