Plant in autumn for a crop in spring. Broccoli plants can be delivered from late Aug to mid/late Oct.
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Purple Sprouting Broccoli (Autumn)£5.99
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 purple sprouting broccoli will produce fantastic coloured broccoli spears during late winter and early spring, possibly as early as February if mild.
Number of plants: 10
Variety: Purple Sprouting (organic*)
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.
Delivery Info: Available to order now for delivery between late August and mid/late October. Please see FAQs for up-to-date delivery info.
Planting/Growing Advice: Plant in autumn approx 40cm apart in raised beds, traditional veg patches or in pots and planters. They will grow quite quickly while the weather is relatively warm in autumn, and then will slow down in the colder months, picking up again as the weather warms up in spring. They are frost/snow hardy and can be grown outside quite happily. Protect from pigeons and slugs. As they get taller, earth them up or stake them so that they don’t get knocked over in strong winds.
When to harvest: Wait until the plant starts sprouting in spring, then harvest individual spears as they appear. You should enjoy several week of cropping time.
*Transplants suitable for organic growing.