Organic Broccoli: Green Sprouting Calabrese (500mg) Description:
Green Sprouting Calabrese Broccoli originally comes from Italy, and is known for its richly flavored heads and high nutrient-density. This broccoli variety grows in cool weather and provides low-calorie nutrition. It's also good for freezing and using later. Get non-GMO, USDA Certified Organic and 100% heirloom Green Sprouting Calabrese Broccoli seeds from Patriot Seeds and you can store them for 5+ years, continuing to harvest your broccoli for years to come. When you’re ready to declare your food independence, buy Patriot Seeds.
Green Sprouting Calabrese Planting Instructions:
Before you plant, prepare the garden bed by tilling the soil. Loosen the soil to a depth of 12-15” and add a 2-4” layer of compost. Direct sow the seeds ¼” deep and 18” apart. In colder zones, start the seeds indoors 5 to 7 weeks before the last frost, and transplant outdoors after all danger of frost has passed. These plants prefer pH levels of 6.0-7.5. They can tolerate a slightly alkaline soil and require plentiful, consistent moisture and full sun.
Green Sprouting Calabrese Harvesting Instructions:
For peak quality, harvest your plants when the buds of the head are firm and tight. If the buds start to separate and the yellow petals start to show through, harvest immediately.
Did You Know This About Green Sprouting Calabrese?
Thomas Jefferson imported seeds from Italy to plant this broccoli variety at Monticello. The vegetable was a favorite of his. The earliest recorded planting by Jefferson was 1767, but it would take another 150 years before broccoli would be grown commercially.