Botanical Name: Brassica oleracea var Italica Di Cicco
Common Name: Broccoli Di Cicco Early
Seed Count: 200
Brassica oleracea var Italica Di Cicco, Broccoli Di Cicco Early: 1890 Italian variety of excellent quality it has bluish-green heads to 10 cm, these are tightly packed, on strong short stems. They are best picked regularly to promote new side shoots. Stores well. Produces earlier than most varieties. High in vitamin C this variety is one of the most popular of modern table vegetables. Can be steamed, and served with other vegetables. Used in stir fry’s and casseroles or can be blanched and mixed in with salads. Broccoli enjoys well watered rich soil in full sun. Sow any time but best in early autumn to ensure harvest during cooler months. Frost hardy. 68-85 days
Sow Broccoli seeds in prepared seed bed in March about 12 mm deep, leaving 30 cm between plants and 60 cm between rows. Thin the seeding’s if required and plant to final position when they have 4 true leaves. Protect the plants from slugs and birds from the early stages. Water well if transplanting and especially during the hotter weather. This variety will grow in moist soil and prefers cooler climates. Frost hardy. 68-85 days.