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- Dark green
- Heads grow to 8 inches
- Side shoots or sprouts form after the central head is harvested
- 58-90 days from transplant
- Packet of 100 Seeds
Popular market variety that was brought to America by Italian immigrants in the 1880s. Tight heads can grow up to 8" in diameter. After the central head is harvested, side shoots will form. 58-90 days from transplant.
Learn To Grow It
You should start plants indoors 4-6 weeks before the last frost date for transplanting them into the garden.
Plant your seeds 1/4-1/2 in. deep in soil trays or pots indoors. When transplanting out the plants, be very careful to limit any disturbance to the roots.
Make sure that your soil is well fertilized as this crop is a heavy feeder and takes a lot of nutrients from the soil. Consider adding compost to the soil the year before you plant.
Mulching the soil around this crop can help protect the plant and keep roots cool and moist. In frost-free zones, this crop can be grow throughout the fall and winter.