Broccoli - Summer Purple
British breeding especially for summer cropping as needs no vernalisation (winter chill) to produce tasty purple spears. Robust plants will produce high yields if picked regularly to promote fresh flushes of spears. Broccoli Summer Purple has good heat tolerance. Crops from July to November if sown at regular intervals.
Sow seeds at intervals from March to June. Sow thinly in a well-prepared seedbed, 12mm deep. Keep watered during dry weather. Transplant seedlings when large enough to handle, about 5 weeks from sowing, allowing a minimum of 6cm between plants in the row and 75cm between rows. Firm in well and keep watered until established. Net against pigeons and cabbage caterpillar attacks. Pick regularly to promote fresh flushes of spears.