Purple broccoli seeds (100 seeds)

Purple broccoli seeds (100 seeds)

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Purple broccoli seeds (100 seeds)

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Purple Broccoli

Is your child reluctant to take a bite of green Broccoli? You cannot even get him/her to even at least taste it? Do not worry, you are not the first and certainly not the last to have this problem. Let me play the little devil’s advocate here…

Why do adults drink beer or a bitter espresso often with no sugar? Or eat black olives and anchovies on their pizza with much ease? This is because tastes are often acquired with experiences. I personally did not like the taste of beer or espresso when I first tried it. I remember the distinct dissatisfaction the instant it made contact on my tongue. Yet here I am drinking one occasionally. This is because subconsciously I associate these tastes with festivities or good conversation.

Broccoli has always had a disadvantage from the get go. Cartoons or family sitcoms more than often use Broccoli as a prime example of food not tasting good. Picture illustrations of Broccoli often depict an image of an over boiled, soggy and limp tree like vegetable.

Well this is an opportunity to change all of that! Imagine presenting PURPLE broccoli on your childs dinner plate! Once thing for sure is that it will certainly have them intrigued. The biggest challenge is always getting them to have that first bite. And considering they grew this cool purple broccoli, the odds are with you on this one.

An easy to grow Broccoli that will have your child intrigued as they watch it grow and the florets start to compact and take shape. The seeds are easy to sow and are somewhat forgiving of soil temperatures which should be anything between 7°C to 30°C.

  • Space seeds 30cm apart in a nutrient rich soil.
  • Keep seedlings well-watered, if the soil is too dry the seeds will bolt, making it unedible. (Bolting is a defence mechanism for plants. If the soil conditions are not suitable, e.g. the temperature, it will instinctively start producing flowers or seeds).
  • Harvest in 10-16 weeks
  • Cut the middle head off and leave the plant in its place, side stems will form and you can harvest them for the next 2 or 3 months.
  • If the plants yellow flowers have opened, then it is generally past eating as the flavour tends to be very pungent with a woody undertone. If you are not sure then rather harvest sooner, then later.