Broccoli 'De cicco'
Brassica oleracea (Italica Group)
De cicco is part of the Mustard genus and is a Broccoli variety. Its scientific name is Brassica oleracea (Italica Group) 'De cicco'. De cicco is a heirloom (open pollinated) variety.
De Cicco is a light green variety that is perfect for spring planting. Originating in 1890, De Cicco produces small heads with a high yield of side shoots. Has a long harvest period due to it’s tendency to produce non uniformly throughout the season. The young leaves can be picked and used like spring greens early in the season.A type of Vegetable, it mainly grows as a Perennial plant - which means it typically grows best over a long period (from 3 years+). De cicco is known for growing to a height of approximately 50.0 cm (1.62 feet).
Italy is believed to be where De cicco originates from.
This plant tends to need a moderate amount of maintenance, so ensuring that you are aware of the soil, sun, ph and water requirements for De cicco Broccoli is quite important to ensure you have a happy and healthy plant.
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How to grow Broccoli 'De cicco'
Sow seeds indoors ¼" deep. Plant out just before the last frost. Broccoli prefers cool temperatures and a regular supply of water. In many regions it can be grown as both a spring and fall crop.De cicco likes a position of full sun and remember to apply water fairly sparingly. Keep in mind when planting that De cicco is thought of as very hardy, so this plant will tend to survive through freezing conditions. The USDA Hardiness Zones typically associated with De cicco are Zone 4 and Zone 10. De cicco requires a loamy soil with a ph of 5.7 - 6.5 - it grows best in weakly acidic soil.
Growing De cicco from seed
By our calculations, you should look at sowing De cicco about 42 days before your last frost date.
Transplanting De cicco
By our calculations, you should look at planting out De cicco about 42 days before your last frost date.
Harvesting De cicco
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