Purple Sprouting Broccoli – Summer Purple


Easy to grow, beautiful colour and fantastic flavour
An extremely healthy and tasty vegetable that tends to be expensive when bought in the shops and also is so much more flavoursome when harvested and eaten fresh.

This delicious variety of summer purple sprouting broccoli will produce fantastic coloured broccoli spears from early July to October.


Number of plants: 10

Variety: Summer Purple (organic*)

Can be grown in: Pots and containers, grow bags, raised beds. Find out more about growing purple sprouting broccoli in our growing guide below.

In the kitchen: Packed full of flavour when lightly steamed, stir-fried or boiled in just a few minutes so that the florets become tender. Drizzle with melted butter and lemon juice to make a delicious side dish.

Can be delivered from: late April to July. Available to pre-order now. These plants will arrive bare-rooted with an approximate height of 10-15cm.

*Transplants suitable for organic growing

The right site

Broccoli and calabrese plants all need a sunny site with deep, firm, moisture retentive soil.

Can be grown in....

Broccoli and calabrese will prefer to be grown in raised beds or a well dug veg patch.

How far apart?

About 30cm apart.

Looking after your plants....

Brassicas are fairly hassle free, and broccoli is no exception. Follow these tips and you’ll do just fine.


Feed them

Make sure plants don’t dry out – regular watering is important during dry spells. Use a liquid feed once they’ve started to grow a little, as they need a little extra nitrogen.


Protect them

Keep weeds down and cover with a netting to keep birds away

Storage Tips

Harvest them as you want to eat them – they will store in the fridge for a few days, but are much better cooked fresh.

Ways to cook

Broccoli and calabrese are delicious simply steamed and served with a little butter or olive oil. They are also great for stir frying with a pinch of freshly chopped chilli and ginger.