Purple Magic Broccoli
Purple Magic Broccoli has a stunning purple color, exceptional flavor, and stress & heat tolerance. This variety looks like regular broccoli but has a sweeter, more tender taster and purple beads and a bright purple stem. It is an excellent option to grow during the cool season! Enjoy it raw, stir-fried, roasted, blanched, or steamed for a sweet and tender experience.
Broccoli may be direct-seeded, but it performs best when transplanted. Transplanting allows for more consistent plant spacing, and prevents broccoli seedlings from competing with weeds in the early stages of the plant. We recommend starting transplants 3-4 weeks before the desired outdoor planting date. Broccoli transplants grow great in our heavy-duty seed starting trays, where they develop a solid root ball with roots that are trained to grow downward. Plants are ready to go in the ground when they can be easily pulled from the cells in the seed starting tray.
Broccoli crowns should be harvested when they are dark green, before any flowers or Seeds develop on the crowns. As temperatures warm in the spring, broccoli crowns will mature faster and should be monitored. Although broccoli leaves are frost-tolerant, broccoli heads are not. If frost is imminent while crowns are developing, be sure to use some form of row cover to protect the crowns from frost.
Purple Magic Broccoli Planting Information
Planting Method: transplant
When to Plant: early spring and fall
Planting Depth: 1/4"
Seed Spacing: 18"-24"
Row Spacing: 2-3'
Days to Maturity: 90