Broccoli 'Early Purple Sprouting' Seeds 300 Broccoli 'Early Purple Sprouting' Seeds £2.00 Quantity: at £2.00 each Add To Basket 5 in stock. 0 in your basket View Basket Checkout Broccoli 'Early Purple Sprouting'Brassica oleracea var. italica Sow: February to AprilHarvest: February to MayHeight: 1.2m+ Early variety that has a long cropping period running from late-winter through until early May. Sowing instructions: Start in Jiffy 7C pellets (available here) or seed trays, then pot on into 7cm pots, and again into 9cm before planting out in late spring/early summer. Seeds germinate in 7-14 days.Growing instructions:Purple sprouting broccoli is ideal for those without acres of space as the plants can be planted fairly close together - leave 30cm between plants. Brassicas are hungry so add a good mulch of compost or manure when planting out and then feed regularly during the growing season.Protect the plants with netting to deter butterflies from laying eggs on the underside of the leaves.