48 days. If you have eaten broccoli in Italy, you know why Di Cicco is superb. It produces numerous small to medium sized heads well into the summer for more delicious broccoli more often! We recommend harvesting the main head when it is 3″ in diameter; this will encourage side shoots. Di Cicco is a good freezer variety, and leaves are also edible, cooked like chard. Seeds are excellent for sprouting!
This packet sows three 8-foot rows.
Days to Emerge:
When to sow outside: RECOMMENDED. 4 to 6 weeks before average last frost or as soon as soil can be worked. Also, in late summer for fall harvest. In mild winter climates, can be sown in late fall for winter, early spring harvest.
When to start inside: 4 to 6 weeks before average last frost.
Harvesting: When the main head gets to 3″ in diameter, harvest the head. This will encourage large numbers of side florets.