Di Cicco Broccoli
Di Cicco is a sprouting type broccoli meaning that it produces a smaller (5-7") head followed by many tender side shoots. We prefer Di Cicco for spring planting because it offers such a wide harvest window. Once the main head is cut, side shoots will produce for several weeks often into mid-June. These side shoots are the perfect size for serving, just rinse them and prepare however you prefer. 50-70 days to harvest. Approx. 100 seeds per packet.
CULTURE: Sow seeds indoors approximately 3-4 weeks before desired transplant date. Once germination has occurred it is best to keep air temperatures around 60 degrees to prevent bolting. Transplant outdoors 12-18" apart in rows 18-36" apart. Broccoli plants prefer temperatures between 55-75 degrees, but will tolerate much cooler temperatures and even some light frosts. For this reason, spring and fall plantings produce the longest, most flavorful harvests.