Broccoli 'De Cicco' (Organic) (Brassica oleracea)
Traditional Italian multi cut variety for sowing in early August and early September for a spring and early summer crop of delicious small heads. Produces a lot of side shoots once the main head is cut. Sow again in late February for a late autumn early winter crop.
When to sow: Late winter/early spring and late summer/early autumn.
Where to sow: For early planting use trays in a warm indoor position or in drills in a prepared bed for later sowings (see below)
Depth to sow: 5mm
Aspect: Full sun or as sunny a spot as possible.
Soil: Prepared, well drained, fertilised soil. Add lime if soil is too acid.
Spacing: Between plants 35 to 40cm Between rows 60cm
Directions: Broccoli can be sown 3 different ways. 1) In seed trays or individual 5cm pots 2) Sow seed 5mm deep drill in outside seed beds and then transplant six weeks later into final position 3) Direct sow 3 seeds into final position and thin to one seedling
Packet 100 seeds