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Broccoli 'Cardinal' (Purple Sprouting)

A sprouting broccoli is a must-have vegetable in any spring productive patch.
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150 seeds

5 seedlings

For every 5 seed packets you buy, we'll send the cheapest one FREE

Offer applies to each multiple of 5 – buy 10 packets and get cheapest two free. Terms and conditions apply.

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Details:

Type
Edible Crop
Position
Kitchen Garden
Soil
Neutral - Alkaline
Height
60cm (24in)
Group/Species
Brassica oleracea
Common name
Purple Sprouting Broccoli
Moisture
Moist but Well-drained
Aspect
Full Sun
Spread
60cm (24in)
Cultivation
Sow under cover March-May, 2 seeds 1cm (1/2 in) deep into pots or modules. Remove weaker seedling if both grow. Plant out May-July, when seedlings are about 7cm high, spacing 60cm apart.

Description

A sprouting broccoli is a must-have vegetable in any spring productive patch. They are very hardy, and crop over a long period, at one of leanest moments in the year – late winter and early spring.

Please note, illustrated packets are being introduced gradually over the coming months, availability may vary.

Care Tips

Protect from Cabbage White butterfly and wood pigeons with fruit nets or micro mesh. Stake and/or build soil up around the stem to support it. Remove any yellowing or fallen leaves to prevent fungal diseases setting in.