Broccoli (Brassica oleracea 'Purple Sprouting') in the Brassicas Database

Heredity: Open Pollinated

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Annual
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Water Preferences: Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Moderately acid (5.6 – 6.0)
Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 7b -15 °C (5 °F) to -12.2 °C (10 °F)
Plant Height: 3-4 ft
Plant Spread: 12-16 Inches
Flower Color: Yellow
Uses: Vegetable
Edible Parts: Leaves
Eating Methods: Raw
Dynamic Accumulator: P (Phosphorus)
Ca (Calcium)
S (Sulfur)
Mn (Manganese)
Zn (Zinc)
Cu (Copper)
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Other Beneficial Insects
Propagation: Seeds: Self fertile
Sow in situ
Pollinators: Self
Various insects


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Posted by farmerdill (Augusta Georgia - Zone 8a) on Mar 24, 2020 1:02 PM

I grew a version of Purple Sprouting back in the 60's. Burpee seed. This is Baker Creek's version and seems to be an older unimproved variety. Seeded in late July, transplanted in September and overwintered. It is now forming small florets. I am not impressed at this time.

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