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  Broccoli: Green Sprouting Calabrese (2g, 290 seeds)
Heirloom Green Sprouting Calabrese Broccoli Seeds | Grow Green Sprouting Broccoli


 
 



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The flavor of this broccoli will make you never buy store-bought again. Plants bear good crops of 5-6" heads. They then go on to reward the gardener with excellent yields of side shoots well into Autumn. Average: 70 days

Detailed planting instructions:

Select a site with full sun and well-drained soil. Prepare the garden bed by using a garden fork or tiller to loosen the soil to a depth of 12 to 15 inches, then mix in a 2 to 4-inch layer of compost.

Start spring transplants indoors five to seven weeks before the last spring frost date, or buy nursery transplants three weeks before the last spring frost date. Where the weather is warm, select a variety that is bolt resistant. Set out transplants three to four weeks before the last spring frost. Space plants 18 inches apart. Protect transplants from hard frosts with newspapers, plastic cones, paper bags, or baskets. Provide a windbreak to reduce transplant shock and moisture loss. For fall crops, direct seed the broccoli in the garden 85 to 100 days before the average first fall frost date.

Prefers well-drained, fertile soil high in organic matter, pH 6.0 to 7.5. Can tolerate slightly alkaline soil. Needs plentiful, consistent moisture.


Sow seeds indoors 6 to 8 weeks before average last spring frost. Keep soil warm (about 75 F), until germination. Then keep plants around 60 F. Provide direct sun so plants don’t get leggy. When plants are 4 to 6 weeks old, transplant into garden 12 to 20 inches apart.

Use wide spacings if you want to harvest large central heads. Closer spacings will produce smaller central heads. But if you harvest secondary heads you will get a greater total yield from the closer spacings.

Larger, older transplants are more likely to bolt when exposed to cool temperatures in the garden. Transplant when plants have four or five true leaves.

Some cultivars will form small “button” heads when the weather turns warm following a 10-day stretch when high temperatures only reach the 40s F.

Can be direct-seeded as soon as you can work the soil. Will germinate at soil temps as low as 40 F. Plant ½ to ¾ inch deep, about 3 inches apart. Thin to final spacings.

Direct seed in midsummer for fall crop, or start transplants in late May and transplant in late June or early July.

In Zone 7 and warmer, fall broccoli crops will often overwinter.

Use low nitrogen fertilizer at planting. Too much nitrogen fertilizer may cause hollow stems.

Plants have shallow root systems. Avoid even shallow cultivation. Mulch to protect roots, reduce weed competition and conserve moisture.

Use floating row covers to help protect from early insect infestations.

To help reduce disease, do not plant broccoli or other cole crops in the same location more than once every three or four years.


HARVESTING

Harvest for peak quality when the buds of the head are firm and tight. If buds start to separate and the yellow petals inside start to show, harvest immediately.

SAVING SEEDS

Gather seed stalks when seed pods are dry being careful to prevent losses due to shattering. Use a 1/8" screen to help with cleaning. Broccoli seed remains viable for 5 years under cool and dry storage conditions.
Features
  • Comes in E-Z Lock resealable, reusable triple-layered foil packets
  • Seeds are open pollinated and can be grown, harvested, and replanted endlessly
  • Dried & sealed airtight for long-term storage
  • Nutritional value: Contains vitamin A, folic acid, calcium, iron, and vitamin C.


Average Review: 5 of 5 | Total Reviews: 28 Write a review.

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my plan June 29, 2014
Reviewer: sam from sundre ab  
I bought my first seed stash this year and have initiated a large garden at my parents farm. As a first time gardener I was overwhelmed with all the info you need to know row and column spacing, drainage, pruning, transplanting the list goes on forever. Considering my lack of knowledge I was afraid of failing but it has only been 3 months I have had 98% yeild from the seeds I have planted (we attempted over 20 kinds) it was sad on my part as I over seeded assuming the worst and when I started thinning I felt bad I was pulling out good plants.  I suggest opening your first vault and planting it as they ate heirloom and his means you can harvest the seeds and plant them how can you go wrong with a sustainable garden that could feed your family every year if you put your mind and effort into it.

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seeds June 21, 2014
Reviewer: Michael Calvert from Pompano Beach, FL United States  
I received the package and the sealed seed packs as ordered. I can rate it only as far as the process to receive it and that went smoothly. I have this "seed bank" for a time when the society we live in has eroded and food is scarce. I suppose I should open a few of them and test them to make sure the seeds are good, but as in everything there is a level of faith and trust that goes along with life. I am choosing to trust these folks. So I will only write this as a general satisfaction and paste the same on all the others below. So look around and figure out who you are going to trust and buy from them. These probably deserve 5 stars but I will rate them as 4 due to the unknown factor. Be prepared!

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Love it all May 8, 2014
Reviewer: Miranda Morgan from Statesville, NC United States  
Fantastic

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These seeds will please! March 18, 2014
Reviewer: Cyn Doyle from Clermont, FL United States  
I have ordered these seeds twice from MyPatriotSupply, and had an abundant crop with the first seeds last fall. I just planted the second  batch of seeds for my spring garden, and they are coming up fast. Very pleased.

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Awesome March 5, 2014
Reviewer: Lisa from Benton, AR United States  
I started these Broccoli plants indoors in a seed starting tray & with a heat map. I literally had my first plant emerge in 2 days! I couldn't believe it. Now 4 days later 9 out of the 12 have emerged! This is my first time starting plants but I thought that was pretty darn good!

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