Purple sprouting broccoli is an old heirloom English variety that’s been a gardener’s favorite for many years! Perfect for colder climates, purple sprouting broccoli is a very frost-hardy variety, and can take temperatures of 10 degrees Fahrenheit.
Purple sprouting broccoli is sweeter than most green broccoli, tastes wonderful in salads, and makes them more colorful. This broccoli turns green when cooked.
These tall plants have purple clusters on multiple branches. In fact, purple sprouting is so famous for ‘sprouting’ an abundance of off-shooting side branches, it’s even in its name! This extends the harvest of this broccoli far longer than most other varieties. Like all broccolis, purple sprouting is a cool-weather crop, that needs to be planted in the very early spring or late fall.
Plant purple sprouting broccoli seeds directly into your garden, or get a jump on the season by starting them indoors, 6 to 8 weeks before you plan to transplant them in the fall.
Comes with complete planting & growing instructions!