Broccoli 'Red Fire' (Purple Sprouting)

Brassica Oleracea

Hardy Annual

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Purple sprouting variety

A tasty treat on any dinner plate

Deliciously tender spears

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Sprouting Broccoli is becoming increasingly popular in the supermarkets, so why not grow your own? Broccoli 'Red Fire' produces generous crops of purple stems that can be harvested throughout the winter months, from upright, sturdy plants. An attractive and tasty variety that makes a great accompaniment to almost any meal. Height: 90cm (36”). Spread: 60cm (24”).

Height Up to 90cm (35in)
Spread Up to 60cm (24in)

Hardy Annual

kitchen garden

full sun


20 broccoli Postiplug plants (KB8313)
10 broccoli Postiplug plants (kb8312)

When growing purple sprouting broccoli, choose a sheltered position in firm, rich fertile, well drained soil in full sun or semi shade. Prepare the soil in early spring by adding plenty of well rotted farmyard manure to the soil to improve its structure and fertility. Plant purple sprouting broccoli deeply for stability at a distance of 60cm (24") apart, and cover with a protective netting or fleece to prevent attack from birds and insects. Water the plants thoroughly after planting.
Water sprouting broccoli plants regularly and do not allow them to dry out as this may impair their development. Hoe between plants regularly to prevent weeds from establishing and bring insect larvae to the surface. Purple sprouting broccoli should be harvested from late February to May, before the flowers open. Pick shoots when they are 15cm (6") long. Regular picking will encourage more shoots to be produced. Don't remove the large leaves as these will protect the next batch of shoots as they develop. Culinary note: Sprouting broccoli is suitable for freezing.

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Van Meuwen strives to ensure that all its plants are delivered to you in the perfect condition for planting. Sadly, the time it takes to deliver to certain locations in the UK means that we can't guarantee this, so regretfully we are unable to ship live plants to the following areas: HS, IV41-IV49, IV51, IV55-56, KW15-KW17, PA34, PA41-48, PA60-PA78, PA80, PH40-PH44, TR21-TR24, ZE1-ZE3

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