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Broccoli - Di Ciccio

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Brassica oleracea

Di Ciccio Broccoli plants grow to a moderate size, making them suitable for a variety of garden spaces. They produce central heads that are followed by numerous side shoots, allowing for multiple harvests from a single plant. The florets are tightly packed and have a classic broccoli flavour that is both sweet and slightly bitter, making them ideal eating both raw and cooked.

This variety is well-adapted to a range of Australian climates. It prefers cooler weather but can tolerate milder conditions if provided with sufficient water. Di Ciccio Broccoli should be planted in an area that receives full sun to partial shade and in soil that is fertile and well-draining.

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Description

Brassica oleracea

Di Ciccio Broccoli is a traditional Italian heirloom variety that is grown for its reliability and excellent taste. This variety is characterized by its medium to large heads and abundant side shoots, which can be harvested over a prolonged period. 

About Di Ciccio Broccoli: Di Ciccio Broccoli plants grow to a moderate size, making them suitable for a variety of garden spaces. They produce central heads that are followed by numerous side shoots, allowing for multiple harvests from a single plant. The florets are tightly packed and have a classic broccoli flavour that is both sweet and slightly bitter, making them ideal eating both raw and cooked.

Growing In Australia: This variety is well-adapted to a range of Australian climates. It prefers cooler weather but can tolerate milder conditions if provided with sufficient water. Di Ciccio Broccoli should be planted in an area that receives full sun to partial shade and in soil that is fertile and well-draining. Regular watering and fertilisation will encourage growth and increase yield.

Benefits and Uses: Di Ciccio Broccoli is not only a tasty addition to meals but also offers significant nutritional benefits, including high levels of vitamins C and K, potassium, and dietary fibre. It can be used in a variety of dishes, from salads and stir-fries to soups and quiches. The abundant side shoots ensure a steady supply of broccoli, making it a practical choice for home cooks looking to incorporate more greens into their diet.

Planting and Care Tips: Sow Di Ciccio Broccoli seeds directly in the garden or start them indoors before transplanting. Plant seeds or seedlings about 30 cm apart to ensure enough space for growth. A consistent watering schedule is important to keep the soil moist but not waterlogged. Mulching can help retain soil moisture and suppress weeds. Harvest the central head once it is fully developed to encourage the growth of side shoots for later harvests.

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Sowing Information

Plant Type: Annual
Sow When: Temperate: Autumn, Spring
                   Subtropical: Autumn, Winter
                   Tropical: Winter
Sow Where: Seed trays
Sow Depth: 6mm
Germination: 7-14 days 
Position: Full Sun
Plant Spacing: 30cm
Row Spacing: 60cm
Plant Height: 75cm
Harvest: 70-85 days

Climate Zone

The image below will help you determine which climate zone you are in, and allow you to choose the best varieties for your area.

Australia-climate-map MJC01

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