Green Sprouting Broccoli (Italian Type)- Heirloom, Non GMO Seeds
Days to Maturity 70 Days
Packet Contains Appx 200 Seeds
Growing Broccoli - Benefits and Instructions
Benefits of Growing Broccoli
Medicinal- Broccoli like other cruciferous vegetables have been linked to healthy brain and nervous tissue function, support good digestive health, as well as promote bone mass and bone strength.
- Nutritional Profile - Broccoli contains beta carotene, plant based omega-3 fatty acids, Vitamin A,C, zinc, iron and calcium.
Use in: Soups, salads, roasted, grilled, steamed, crudite.
Harvest broccoli in the morning, when the buds of the head are firm and tight, just before the heads flower. Cut heads from the plant, taking at least 6 inches of stem. Make a slanted cut on the stalk to allow water to slide away. (Water can pool and rot the center of a flat-cut stalk, ruining the secondary heads.) Most varieties have side-shoots that will continue to develop after the main head is harvested. You can harvest from one plant for many weeks
Store your broccoli in the refrigerator to ensure freshness, heat makes the vegetable wilt and go yellow very fast. Broccoli can be bunched into a 'bouquet' like it is often sold in the grocery store, and placed stem side down in a dish of water. Alternatively, wrap broccoli in damp paper or tea towels and place in an open plastic bag. Broccoli needs air flow to stay fresh. Broccoli also freezes incredibly well.
Lettuce, radishes, spinach, swiss chard, beets, nasturtiums and marigolds.