Very rare brocolis for wonderful color in the fall garden
Santa Teresa Blue brocolis is also called "broquil morado", or "broquil blau". This brocolis originates from the Catalan region, in Spain. It is a forgotten variety only grown in some family gardens. It is characterized by its purple color head and blue-ish purple leaves, a compact shape and small size. It is traditionally sown between July and August, then transplanted and harvested from early October. The harvest starts on the feast of Santa Teresa, in October hence the name. Enjoy its simple taste by steaming it for 5 min and drizzling with olive oil. This variety is very rare as its existence is threatened by cross-pollination with other brocolis and cauliflower varieties. Great for autumn and winter planting.
Scientific Name: Brassica Oleracea L. Var. botrytis
Plant Life Cycle: biennial
Optimal Germination Temperature: 15-20C
Germination time in days: 8-10 days
Indicative Days to maturity: 70 days
Sunlight: Full sun
Soil requirement: fertile and deep
Sowing and cultivation: Sow one seed per module indoor in February/March at 18 °C soil temperature. Lightly cover with soil. Sow outdoors from Mid May for summer crops when soil temperature reached 18C. Space plants by 50 cm.