Brassica oleracea var. italica (hybrid)
Sprouting broccolis, like ‘Burgundy’, create one moderate to small main head, but the real show starts as it begins to produce generous side shoots. Purple broccolis are known for being quite tender, flavorful, and full of antioxidants. This ‘Burgundy’ variety is tolerant of a wider range of temperatures, which means a longer harvest period. Some gardeners pinch the first main floret off as soon as it is visible to encourage more abundant side shoots. Resistant to Fusarium yellows. Botanical Interests’® Burgundy Broccoli Seeds have been verified by The Non-GMO Project.
68-75 days to maturity.
Outdoors: Sow 4-6 weeks before your average last frost date, or when soil temperature is at least 40°F, ideally 60°–85°F. Also in late summer for fall harvest. In mild climates, it is Best sown in fall or winter for cool-season harvest.
Indoors: Sow 4-6 weeks before your average last frost date. Transplant 1-2 weeks before your average last frost date.