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Brassica oleracea (Italica Group) 'Summer Purple'
Brocolli 'Summer Purple'

Brassica oleracea (Italica Group) 'Summer Purple' Brocolli 'Summer Purple'
£2.69 0820007287 Category: Seeds > Vegetable Seeds
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Brassica oleracea Broccoli 'Summer Purple' has been specially bred for summer cropping. It has good heat tolerance and no need for winter chilling (vernalisation) to produce its tasty purple spears. This robust, British bred variety produces high yields with regular picking, and crops from July to November if sown at regular intervals. Height: 90cm (35in). Spread: 60cm (24in).

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Botanical name Brassica oleracea (Italica Group)
Common name Brocolli 'Summer Purple'
Drought resistance N
Flower colour Purple
Flowering time Summer, Autumn
Foliage Deciduous
Foliage colour Green, Purple
Fragrance N
Habit Bushy
Plant type Vegetable Seeds
Season of interest Summer, Autumn
Time to maturity 1 - 2 years
Ultimate height 0.6m - 1m
Ultimate spread 0.6m - 1m
Useful/additional information Sow sprouting broccoli seeds in a well-prepared seed bed from March to June at a depth of 13mm (½in) and spaced 30cm (12in) apart. Transplant to their final positions around 5 weeks later when the seedlings have four or five leaves. When growing purple sprouting broccoli, choose a sheltered position in firm, rich fertile, well drained soil in full sun. Prepare the soil in early spring by adding plenty of well rotted farmyard manure to the soil to improve its structure and fertility. Plant purple sprouting broccoli deeply for stability at a distance of 60cm (24in) apart, and cover with a protective netting or fleece to prevent attack from birds and insects. Water the plants thoroughly after planting.

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