Calabrese Broccoli Italian Seeds (Brassica Oleracea)
- This is the most familiar Broccoli is Calabrese broccoli, often referred to simply as "broccoli", named after Calabria in Italy. It has large 5 - 8 inch green heads and thick stalks.
- Broccoli is an edible green plant in the cabbage family, whose large flower head is used as a vegetable. The word broccoli, from the Italian plural of broccolo, refers to "the flowering top of a cabbage"
- Broccoli's noteworthy nutrients include vitamin C, Vitamin A (mostly as beta-carotene), olic acid, calcium and fiber. While the calcium content of one serving doesn't equal that of a glass of milk, broccoli is an important calcium source for those who don't consume dairy products. Calcium does more than build strong bones. Research shows that this mineral may play a role in the control of high blood pressure, and it may work to prevent colon cencer.
Beta-carotene and vitamin C are important antioxidants that have been linked to a reduced risk of numerous conditions, including cataracts, heart disease, and several cancer.
Broccoli is a fiber find. Not only is it a rich source, but half of its fiber is insoluble and half is soluble, helping to meet your needs for both types of fiber. But the story doesn't end with broccoli's rich array of nutrients. Broccoli provides a health bonus in the form of protective substances that may shield you from diseases.
- Height : 18" - 34"
Spacing : 24" - 30"
Sun Light : > 6 hours
Water : Average
Harvest : 75 - 90 days
Sowing : Sow seeds 1/4" - 1/2" deep
Germination : 7 - 14 days
Size : 5" - 8" Diameter
Color : Green with Yellow Flowers
Use : Excellent for any Cooking
Qty : 30 Seeds/ Pack