Vegetables Broccoli

De Cicco

Organic Broccoli Seed

Product ID: 148

Favorite multi-cut Italian variety.

A traditional Italian heirloom variety producing small, avg. 3-4" main heads projected well above the foliage followed by a large yield of side-shoot spears. Nonuniform in maturity, resulting in a long harvest period. Pinching recommended to encourage heavier side-shoot production. Grow as later succession to Happy Rich or Atlantis. Longer harvest period than other varieties, with more variation in shoot size. For spring or fall production. Unsized seed. Organically grown. Avg. 124,300 seeds/lb. Packet: 100 seeds.

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$4.45
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1 Ounce

$6.35
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1/4 Pound

$16.85
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1/2 Pound

$30.50
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1 Pound

$51.15
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5 Pounds

$240.50
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Additional Information

SCIENTIFIC NAME: Brassica oleracea (unless otherwise indicated).
CULTURE: Prefers a well-drained, fertile soil high in organic matter with a pH of 6.0–7.5. Prefers a consistent supply of moisture throughout the growing season. Irrigate regularly for best results.
DISEASES AND INSECT PESTS: Prevent flea beetle damage by applying floating row cover at planting. Flea beetles can also be controlled with insecticides such as azadirachtin or pyrethrin. Cabbage worms can be controlled with Bacillus thuringiensis. Prevent disease with crop rotation and good sanitation.
TRANSPLANTING: Sow 2 seeds per cell in 72-cell plug flats, 3–4 seeds/in. in 20-row flats, or in outdoor beds ¼" deep. Seedlings should be ready to transplant in 3–4 weeks. If possible keep soil temperature 75–80°F (24–27°C) until germination, then reduce air temperature to about 60°F (16°C). Ensure good air circulation and light. Transplant outdoors 6–12" apart for spring raab and 12–24" apart for sprouting broccoli in rows 18–36" apart.
DIRECT SEEDING: Sow 3 seeds per foot, ½" deep, rows 18–36" apart, thinning to one plant in each group.
COLD TREATMENT (VERNALIZATION): Late-sprouting varieties require exposure to temperatures at or below 50°F/10°C to induce budding. See individual varieties for duration of vernalization period.
PINCHING: For some varieties, side shoot production can be encouraged by pinching the apical bud at first emergence. See individual varieties for pinching recommendations.
HARVEST: Before flower buds open, cut stems of central head and side shoots. Stems 4–6" in length can be bunched for sale or sold loose. Recommend harvesting regularly to encourage continued production.
DAYS TO MATURITY: Sprouting broccoli: From transplant date to central head harvest, side shoots will follow. Spring raab: From direct seeding.
SIZED SEEDS: Standard except where noted.
SEED SPECS: Seeds/lb. 52,900–142,100 (Avg. 104,100)
PACKET: 100 seeds, sows 50', unless otherwise noted.

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Latin Name
Brassica oleracea var. italica
Days To Maturity
Average number of days from seeding date to harvest, within a specific crop group. If a transplanted crop: average number of days from transplant date. Not sure if crop is direct-seeded or transplanted? Check the Growing Information box for details. If crop can be both direct-seeded or transplanted, days to maturity refers to direct seeding. Days to maturity for all flowers and herbs is calculated from seeding date.
45 Days
Life Cycle
Plants can be Annuals (single growing season), Perennials (grow year after year), Tender Perennials (grow year after year in warmer climates; and in some cases when given special protection in colder climates), or Biennials (require two years to mature).
Annual
Hybrid Status
Hybrid: The offspring of a cross between two or more distinct parent lines, usually of same species, and selected for improved traits.
Open-pollinated: A non-hybrid variety that can reproduce itself in kind, demonstrating relatively stable traits from one generation to the next.
Open Pollinated
Product Features
Heirloom Heirloom
Seeds saved over many years and passed down, in original form, from generation to generation.
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Plants, or seeds harvested from plants, that have been grown without synthetic fertilizers or pesticides, strictly adhering to the USDA's National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) organic gardening practices are designated as Organic.

Supplies that meet the USDA's National Organic Program (NOP) rules according to a third-party authority such as OMRI, WSDA, and/or a local authority such as MOFGA or NOFA.
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