Vegetable Seeds from Sow Seeds Ltd
Purple Sprouting Broccoli Rudolph is an early variety that produces rich purple spears of excellent quality. It can crop from October from early under cover sowings until Feb from late sowings. A great one for your Christmas dinner.
Purple Sprouting Broccoli is not readily available in the supermarkets, production costs are high as the spears have to be hand harvested and therefore it is expensive to buy.
By growing your own not only will it be cheaper but the spears will be nice & fresh and crisp not that springy bendy stem you get when spears has been left too long on the shelf.
Purple Sprouting Broccoli Rudolph Vegetable Seed Information
|Seed Quantity:||Approx 100 seeds per pack.|
Like other Brassicas the ground should be rich and firm but not recently manured. A sunny position is ideal.
|When to Sow:||
April to May (outside) or March to April (under cover).
|How to Sow:||
Sow thinly in a seed-bed 1cm deep in rows 10cm apart. They can also be sown under cover in pots, 2 seeds to a pot, then remove the weaker one. In mid-summer transplant to final growing position, place 60cm apart. You could sow a catch crop underneath like lettuce until the plants reach full size.
Keep watered in dry periods. Add lots of organic matter as a top-dressing as they are hungry plants and this also helps to retain moisture. The broccoli will reach 1m and will require staking, so it is best to support it with a short cane. Pigeons love the young shoots so cover with netting or tin foil on canes.
|Harvest:||October to February, they are a cut & come again veg that needs regular picking to prevent it going to seed.|
When to Sow Purple Sprouting Broccoli Rudolph Vegetable Seeds
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