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Type: Vegetable
Seed #: 157
Common Name: Broccoli - Italian
Latin Name: Brassica oleracea
Variety: Heirloom Italian Di Cicco
Colour: Green
Temperature: 10C - 20C (50F - 68F) (Zone 2)
Blooms: 60 to 80 days
Site: Part Shade
Height: 60cm - 75cm (24" - 30")
Spread: 30cm - 90cm (12" - 35")
Quantity: 40 Seeds
Price: $3.33

Certified Canada Organic


Temporarily out of stock
Broccoli - Italian


Notes: Italian Heirloom broccoli dating to 1890. 3 to 5 inch central head with abundant side shoots. Vigorous emerald green, cold hardy plants with a long harvest period.


Instructions: Direct sow 2 mm deep and thin out weak plants after seedlings become established.


History: Broccoli is native to the Mediterranean. The Italians brought broccoli to North America (by 1806), and although Commercial cultivation of broccoli is said to have begun in the 1500's, it was not until the 1920's when it became a common dinner vegetable.


Medicinal: Broccoli has been dubbed Superfood as numerous studies have concluded diets containing cruciferous vegetables, especially broccoli, have fewer occurrences of cancers of the colon, breast, cervix, lungs, prostate, esophagus, larynx, and bladder.


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