Decicco" is a Ferry Morse seed that produces a large center head and several side shoots. It is
quite tasty and very nutritious.
The Bed: Add a fresh layer
of rich compost to the top soil, then till or spade the bed to
loosen the soil and work in the compost. Rake level.
How to Grow: Broccoli is a
cool weather crop that can be planted very early in the season.
Plant seed 1/2" deep, spaced 3" apart. Rows should be
6" - 8" apart. Thin or transplant seedlings to 18"
if necessary when a few inches tall. Keep the soil moist but
not soggy until the seeds germinate. After germination, water as
needed. Tightly spaced plants promotes side shoot growth. Mulch
plants when they are 4" to 6" tall to keep the soil cool
and to retain moisture.
Harvesting: Broccoli can be
harvested when the heads are fat and full but before flowers
emerge. After harvesting the main head, energy will be sent to the
side shoots which can be harvested next.
Available Hybrids - Cultivars: Green
Comet 75 days, Packman 90 days, Premium Crop 93 days, and Green
Goliath 90 days.