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Broccoli, Purple Sprouting ‘Bonarda’ F1 (Brassica oleracea)

Broccoli, Purple Sprouting ‘Bonarda’ F1 (Brassica oleracea)

Purple sprouting broccoli is the best flavoured of all. Sadly it can only be harvested for a short period during spring as it needs prolonged exposure to cold weather to crop. Bonarda is a new productive variety.

When to sow: mid to late summer for planting out in autumn
Where to sow: 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: I plant broccoli seed in two ways. Plant under cover in late winter for a spring crop. Another method is to plant a 5mm deep drill in outside seed beds and then transplant six weeks later into the final position.

Packet 30 seeds
$6.95 each