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. This variety typically blooms in the following colours: Yellow and Process yellow. The mature flowers take a Single form, with an approximate petal count of 4. This variety typically produces fruit in the following colours: Fern green and Hunter green. The leaves of this particular variety normally show as Hunter green and Dark spring green colour.
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 its Erect habit and growing to a height of approximately 50.0 cm (1.62 feet). Expect blooming to occur in late spring.
Heads average 3-4 inches.
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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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 and sandy soil with a ph of 5.7 - 6.5 - it grows best in weakly acidic soil.
By our calculations, you should look at sowing De cicco about 42 days before your last frost date.
By our calculations, you should look at planting out De cicco about 42 days before your last frost date.
Harvesting the main head of De Cicco slightly early can encourage the development of side shoots and boost overall harvest. This technique only improves yield in broccoli plants which produce substantial side shoots (such as De Cicco). It can reduce overall yield if attempted with a variety bred to produce one large main head.Expect harvests to start to occur in early summer.
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