Broccoli De Ciccio Organic

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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.

  • Seed Count: 800

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Broccoli De Ciccio Organic

Broccoli De Ciccio Organic. 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 Organic

  • 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.