Broccoli

Botanical Name: Brassica oleracea italica
Family: Brassica
Also Known As: 花椰菜 (huāyēcài)
Origin: Italia
Source: King’s Seeds: Italian Heirloom. Produces a light green 10-15cm central head followed by a large yield of side spears. For spring or autumn production. Heirloom; 7-20 degrees; 6-8 days; 40cm apart; Cooler Temps; 1.2.3; Transplant; 200 seeds; Gourmet. Later punnets from Common Property (Common Sense Organics) and Oakdale Organics.

  • 30/01/2010 Planted ‘Broccoli De Cicco’ from King’s Seeds in peat pots on windowsill
  • 24/03/2010 Read all about broccoli’s encounters with very hungry caterpillars.
  • 27/04/2010 They’re fruiting! Even the ones that seemed to be losing the caterpillar battle.