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West Coast - Di Cicco Organic

West Coast - Di Cicco Organic

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Di Cicco organic broccoli seeds are CERTIFIED ORGANIC! This is an old European heirloom that has been in cultivation since 1890. The blue-green plants are stout and compact at 60-90cm (24-36") with 8-10cm (3-4") heads that don’t come uniformly as on hybrid broccoli, but are super productive, and are followed by a multitude of side shoots over a long period. It's unusual to have less uniformity but higher productivity than hybrid broccoli options. Di Cicco organic broccoli seeds are excellent fresh quality, and a very good choice for freezing. We recommend di Cicco organic broccoli seeds for growing in raised beds or allotment gardens. It would be too big for most containers, but it makes excellent microgreens. The heads of this open pollinated variety can be varied, but the flavour is excellent.

 

Matures in 48-85 days. (open pollinated seeds)

Quick Facts:

  • Certified organic seeds
  • Old heirloom variety
  • Makes excellent microgreens
  • Matures in 48-85 days
  • Open pollinated seeds

How To Grow

One stalk of cooked broccoli gives you 75mg of vitamin C, 1300 IU of beta carotene, 3g of protein and 5g of dietary fibre with only 40 calories. No wonder they is one of the most popular vegetables you can eat today! The crown portion tastes great when cooked or steamed. You can eat the greens, too! Retain the stems for soups or soup stock. Follow along with this handy How to Grow Broccoli from Seeds Guide and grow food!.