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Purple Peacock Broccoli

$3.90

Show-stopping purple-headed broccoli with tender kale-like leaves. One of the showiest & most flamboyantly adorned birds on the planet now has a rival. With the blue green streaked feathers, an ombre train, and an iridescent crest worn on top, this broccoli is a bird of another feather. The stems, leaves & florets show as much variation from one pretentious peacock to another. You may find yourself being as picky as a peahen, selecting which broccolis to invite in for dinner based purely on the extravagance of their colorful display. And just like a peafowl breeder, you may begin selecting which traits you want passed on generation to generation by letting your favorite plants go to seed. Not only does this variety stand out for its unique medium sized, purple hued florets, but it’s bright purple veined leaves are just as good for eating. They’re tender & sweet & can be used like kale. Purple Peacock is heat tolerant as well. Certified organic. Non-GMO, open pollinated seed. Seed count: 100. Artwork by: Hollie Shortino
Growing: Start indoors 4-8 weeks before last frost, then transplant when plants have 2 sets of true leaves. For fall harvesting, start indoors 10-12 weeks before first frost. Spring and summer plants will benefit from protection from flea beetle, row cover works great. Uncover when plants are big & before the heads start to form. Broccoli prefers well drained, fertile soil & regular watering. All parts of Purple Peacock are edible & sweet: the heads, leaves & side shoots.

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About the Merchant

Hudson Valley Seed Company | Accord, New York, USA | Est. 2004

Hudson Valley Seed Company is committed to growing organically, sourcing locally and sustainably, and preserving crop diversity by selecting unique, rare, and hard-to-find varieties. A values-driven seed farm celebrating responsible seed production and stewardship from the grounds of their certified organic farm in upstate New York where they produce heirloom and open-pollinated garden seeds, paired w/ beautiful garden-themed contemporary art-adorned packaging to stoke your horticultural imagination. We exclusively stock these limited release “Art Packs.”

Additional information

Weight 0.1 oz
Dimensions 3.5 × 3.5 × 0.5 in