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Purple Sprouting Broccoli

This year for the first time I sowed purple sprouting broccoli. It is a variety on the regular broccoli.

Sowing time is from March to May, the plants grow large, larger then I thought so make sure you give them some room to grow. It will withstand frosts and snow and is ready for harvest from January onward. This makes it a great choice to grow because right at that time you may have depleted your supplies and your winter veg like Brussels sprouts and kale may be gone as well.

It is very important to eat the sprouting broccoli as soon as you can after picking them, that way they stay sweet and crispy.  You can eat them raw, stir fried with chili and noodles, make an Italian dish with it, steam it, you name it! I am very much looking forward to eating them.

3 thoughts on “Purple Sprouting Broccoli

  1. Sow and crop early to avoid mid summer caterpillar infestation (I speak from experience)…

    1. I know what you mean, if I see these lovely little white butterfly’s in the garden I go crazy and run around flapping my arms around to shoo them away. It doesn’t work ( I speak from experience).

  2. Turns out that even purple sprouting broccoli could not withstand the severe frosts we had in february.

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