Seeds - Art Pack - Purple Peacock Broccoli OG

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Description:

Show-stopping purple-headed broccoli with tender kale-like leaves.

One of the showiest and most flamboyantly-adorned birds on the planet now has a rival. With blue green streaked feathers, an ombre train, and an iridescent crest worn on top, this broccoli is a bird of another feather. The stems, leaves, and florets show as much variation as from one pretentious peacock to another. You may find yourself being as picky as a peahen, selecting which broccolis to invite in for dinner based purely on the extravagance of their colorful display. And just like a peafowl breeder, you may begin selecting which traits you want passed on generation to generation by letting your favorite plants go to seed.

Not only does this variety stand out for its unique medium-sized, purple-hued florets, but its bright-purple-veined leaves are just as good for eating. They're tender and sweet and can be used like kale. Purple Peacock is heat tolerant as well.

 

Pack Size: 100 seeds

Germination Rate: 3 - 10 days

Days to Maturity: 70

Latin Name: Brassica oleracea
Main Uses: Culinary

Days to Maturity: 70 days
Exposure: Full sun
Height: 40 - 60 cm (16 - 20 inches)
Certified Organic: USDA Certified Organic

Germination: 3 - 10 days at 18 - 24°C.
Sowing Indoors: 4 - 6 weeks before planting out. Started indoors, Broccoli likes warm soil to germinate, then cooler air temperatures to establish the young seedlings. Apply Sea Magic from first watering. From the second set of true leaves to time of transplanting, alternate between Sea Magic and seed-starting fertilizer (such as Evolve) once per week.
Seeding Depth: 1/4 “ to 1/2”.
Planting Out: Plant 18 - 24” apart in rows 24 - 36” apart once the chance of hard frost has passed. Broccoli plants can take a light frost. Broccoli plants grow best at temperatures around 15º C, but will also tolerate warmer temps.

Growing in Containers: Not suited for containers.

Fertilizing (Garden): Plant in a garden bed amended with compost. No additional fertilizer is required.

Watering (Garden): Water new transplants regularly to establish roots. Once established, water deeply as required.

Special Requirements for Cold Climate Gardeners: Broccoli becomes dry and less palatable if it experiences significant drought while growing. Water regularly during dry spells and mulch garden beds. To prevent pest and disease occurrences, Broccoli should not be planted in the same soil two years in a row.

Pest/Disease Issues: 
Broccoli is more pest-resistant than other brassicas, but slugs, aphids and cabbage worms are potential threats to the crop.

Suitability for Indoors: Not suited for indoors, other than for sprouting. 

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