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Organic Broccoli (De Cicco) Seeds


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Heirloom De Cicco Broccoli is a compact growing variety that is ideal for small gardens, or for families who want to harvest stems and offshoots as needed.  

Our organic Ecoseed Broccoli de Cicco Packets contain approximately 100 seeds - plenty for a small garden!

About Organic De Cicco Broccoli (Brassica oleracea var. italica)
Broccoli is a hearty and healthy winter green that makes a welcome addition to cottage-style gardens, a coastal vegetable patch or a Mediterranean-inspired diet. 

De Cicco Broccoli is an heirloom variety that originates from Italy. It is a sweet and tasty variety that has a central head, but has long, thin stems and lots of offshoots with smaller heads - a little like Broccolini.    

Culinary Uses for Broccoli 

Quickly sauté this Mediterranean classic with a little garlic and olive oil.  Add a squirt of lemon and sprinkle over toasted almonds before serving.

Growing Conditions - De Cicco Broccoli 

Broccoli is a cool weather lover at heart. In cooler weather, it flourishes in a sunny spot, but when the weather is hot a partly shaded spot is better, as this helps prevent bolting.  (Cool weather is essential when the flower heads are forming.)  It is a good option for the winter garden, as it can handle light frosts and a little wind. 

Broccoli thrives in richly composted, mildly acidic, yet free draining soil.  Make sure you give it plenty of space, as each seedling will grow to around 45 cm wide.  Water Broccoli regularly - if the plant dries out between watering the stems can become tough. Harvest the small central head when it is tight (they lose flavour as they start spreading.) Leave the rest of the plant to grow a second flush of harvestable side shoots.  

Beetroot, Celery, Marigolds, Chamomile, Dill, Sage, Rosemary, Thyme, Nasturtium, Hyssop, Peas Garlic and Onions are good companions plants for this vegetable.  

Growing Instructions - De Cicco Broccoli Seeds

  • Transplant: Early spring or early autumn (when seedlings are 10 - 15 cm)
  • Spacing: 30 cm apart
  • Sowing depth: 6mm
  • Keep soil consistently moist but not soggy 
  • Germination: 7 - 10 days
  • Harvest: 60 days from transplant
  • Watch out for slugs, snails, cabbage butterflies and aphids!

      We offer a replacement guarantee

      To give you peace of mind, we offer a replacement guarantee if your plants do not arrive in good condition.  If there is a problem please let us know as soon as you receive your package and we will work with you to resolve it.

      What will postage cost?

      Postage varies by region, and by parcel size/weight. 

      Customers are asked to choose the correct postage option at checkout (urban or rural). 

      If you order a worm farm or garden bed and plants in the same order, the postage for the worm farm will be added to the postage for the other items.  (These items are dispatched from separate locations.) 

      If you live in the South Island, Waiheke or Great Barrier Island, please contact us for a custom shipping quote: 

      How often do you dispatch?

      To reduce the risk of plants sitting in a courier depot over weekends, we usually ship orders on a Monday, Tuesday or Thursday (except public holidays).   

      How do you package your products?

      We take extra care to water plants well and drain them before sending.  Plants are shipped in specially designed packaging, designed to reduce the risk of damage in transit. Trees and bushes are securely wrapped in paper to reduce risk of soil escaping during transit.  They are well supported with scrunched up paper to prevent movement during transit.  


      Where do you deliver to? 

      We deliver to most locations in the North Island - you can order and make payment via our website, Facebook or Instagram stores.  

      South Island, Waiheke and Great Barrier

      While we deliver to the South Island, we ask customers in these locations to email us for a quote:  Shipping to the South Island can be expensive and is extremely variable by location - we like to avoid nasty shocks at checkout! 

      We don’t generally ship to Waiheke, Great Barrier except by special arrangement. (Delivery can be expensive, and we want to ensure that our live plants arrive in good condition.)  If items are small and non-perishable (such as seeds) delivery may be possible.  Contact us to discuss options:

      Do you deliver to post office boxes?

      Unfortunately live products like plants, garden beds and worm farms can't be delivered to Post Office Boxes. Large items (like garden furniture) are delivered to the nearest freight depot for customer pickup if outside of Auckland.


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