Broccoli - late purple broccoli
Broccoli 'Purple Sprouting Late'
Common Name: Broccoli - late purple broccoli
Cultivar: 'Purple Sprouting Late'
Category: Fruit & Vegetables
|Hardiness: Hardy||Height: 0.70 m (70 cm)|
|Sun/Shade: Full sun||Spread: 0.50 m (50 cm)|
Soil Type: Normal/Loam
Soil Moisture: Moist, but well drained
Sow Spacing: 60.0 cm
Harvest: April & May
Months to Sow Ouside: May & June
A tall stately brassica that's easy to grow and hardy enough to withstand the worst of winter yet produces one of the most delicious winter crops of all. Attractive deep purple sprouts, a little like calabrese are produced in abundance from early spring with a delicate flavour and crunchy texture that's perfect lightly steamed or in stir-fries. Sow both early- and late-maturing varieties of purple-sprouting broccoli to extend the harvest over two months or more.
- Growing Instructions:Sow seeds in a shallow drill in a prepared seedbed in early summer thinning seedlings to 7-10cm apart and transplanting onto the vegetable plot once they reach 10cm tall. Space plants about 60cm apart and firm in well. You can also sow into free-draining seed compost in pots or seed trays. Protect from slugs and net against pigeons.