Burgundy Broccoli Seeds

4.125 out of 5 stars
(8 reviews)
Availability: In Stock
Sprouting broccolis, like 'Burgundy', create one moderate to small main head, but the real show starts as it begins to produce generous side shoots. Purple broccolis are known for being quite tender, flavorful, and full of antioxidants, but in most cases also a bit fickle, needing cool temperatures–not 'Burgundy'; it's tolerant of a wider range of temperatures, which means a longer harvest period. Some gardeners pinch the first main floret off as soon as it is visible to encourage more abundant side shoots. Resistant to Fusarium yellows.
$4.29 10 seeds

Botanical Name: Brassica oleracea var. italica (hybrid)

Days to Maturity: 68 – 75 Days

Family: Brassicaceae

Native: Europe

Hardiness: Frost-tolerant annual

Plant Dimensions: Plants are approximately 36" tall and 24" wide

Variety Information: 'Burgundy' is a sprouting broccoli, grown for its tender side shoots.

Attributes: Cold Tolerant, Disease Resistant

When to Sow Outside: 4 to 6 weeks before your average last frost date, or when soil temperature is at least 40°F, ideally 60°–85°F. Also in late summer for fall harvest. Mild Climates: Best sown in fall or winter for cool-season harvest.

When to Start Inside: 4 to 6 weeks before your average last frost date. Transplant 1 to 2 weeks before your average last frost date.

Days to Emerge: 7 – 14 Days

Seed Depth: ⅛"

Seed Spacing: A group of 2 seeds every 24"

Row Spacing: 24" – 36"

Thinning: When 2" tall, thin to 1 every 24"

Harvesting: Harvest when the florets on the main head or shoots are enlarged but are still closed.

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Burgundy Broccoli Seeds Reviews

8 reviews

Not worth it

1 out of 5 stars Sep 14, 2021
Not sure how these grow but I will say you only get 10 seeds, which is not indicated anywhere before purchasing. That's not enough to try to grow anything successfully.
Lorena from WA
Owner Response: Hi Lorena, This packet is sold by count because it is a more expensive seed, and you can find that information on the front of the packet under the price or on the website by the price. We are sorry this wasn't more apparent to you, but please feel free to contacts when you have a product or growing questions--we are happy to help!

Burgandy Broccoli

5 out of 5 stars Sep 19, 2021
I was very excited to find these seed today. I was looking for purple artichoke to start and what a surprise. I am starting them today and will keep you posted. My 10 seeds will be carefully started.
Lilly from TX

Better than described!

5 out of 5 stars Apr 4, 2022
By the way, 10 seeds supplied more than enough broccoli for my family and several of my neighbors. I've never succeeded with broccoli until now, mostly because I've been growing open pollinated varieties that button when it's below 40F or above 80F. (eg. produced decent sized plants, but almost no inflorescence). Burgundy is an exception! Against all recommendations, I started these indoors under lights in December, and they went outdoors the first week of January. From seed sown to harvest, it was a little less than 120 days. While this variety does produce abundant side shoots, but the main head is decent sized, and if you plant these in the fall, I bet you can get even bigger heads than what I got! My plants were exposed to 78F for a few days in a freak heat wave in february and they even got down to 20F in March, yet they still performed! The flavor is absolutely eye popping, both the heads and stems are sweet! The hardest part about growing this cultivar is harvesting it, they're so beautiful you just don't want the show to end in the garden. I'm trialing every purple broccoli variety that I can get, and so far, this one is the uncontested winner!
Mike from CA

Purple Princess of our Cool Season Garden

5 out of 5 stars May 2, 2022
These burgundy/purple broccoli were so beautiful in the garden, that I didn't want to harvest it. Once I did, multiple side shoots kept coming. I look forward to planting these again and recommend BI seeds for the Burgundy/Purple broccoli.
Georgette from FL

Did not produce heads

2 out of 5 stars Jun 4, 2022
All 10 seeds germinated quickly, and are growing beautifully, but only one plant produced a head. The others are just leaves.
Rose Brown from IL
Owner Response: Hi Rose, We are glad to hear the seeds germinated as expected. Broccoli creates heads in cool weather. The plant will typically stall in hot conditions and may form heads later in the season when conditions cool down. Here in Colorado, we like to sow these seeds for fall harvest. We hope that you see more heads forming when weather cools down! We are always here to help troubleshoot growing issues, please don't hesitate to contact us.

Spring plants are still producing heavily

5 out of 5 stars Nov 3, 2022
I have 3 1/2 plants (one seed somehow ended up sharing a soil block in my flower bed, and I left it, it was planted mid-June, root bound with a zinnia, rarely watered and unfertilized, and let it flower- still I got more than a meal's worth from that one). Spring temps were up and down, and we pretty much went from a low in the teens once a week to summer. I transplanted these in mid to late May in Michigan. They were slow to start, but produced decently all summer (we never wished we had more broccoli). And then it cooled off around September, and they went nuts! I harvested a full gallon ziplock bag of soft stems and florets yesterday. I got about half of one two weeks ago, and there are still a few immature stems. I can't believe these are still producing!
Lenora from MI

Excellent producer

5 out of 5 stars Nov 27, 2022
This purple broccoli is as bountiful as it is beautiful. We harvested side shoots until Thanksgiving.
Emily from OH

New Favorite Broccoli

5 out of 5 stars Jan 10, 2023
This broccoli was so delicious! It grew very well as a late summer sowed autumn crop here in Central TX. Every seed germinated, the seedlings braved the lingering summer heat very well and were flourishing as large plants by November. They started to head in December, just before our first freeze, and were a stunning shade of purple - almost too pretty to eat. Definitely recommend this variety for it's looks, ease of of growing and excellent eating quality.
Lizzy from TX

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