- Great Heat Tolerant Plant!
- 24-30 Inches Tall
- 20-24 Inches Wide
- Plant in Full Sun
There is no greater pleasure than being able to walk into your garden and harvest a beautiful head of broccoli to take to your kitchen and use it to create a healthy, delicious meal for your family. Whether you use broccoli raw in salads, or with a ranch dip; or saute’ it in a stir fry; or simply steam it with a light sprinkle of parmesan cheese on top, broccoli brings a flavor and crunch to your table like no other vegetable can.
Broccoli is packed with vitamins, the most prominent being Vitamin A and C. They bring a bunch of fiber to your table, a medium size head of broccoli can contain up to 15 grams of fiber, about half of the recommended daily allowance for adults. This makes broccoli a powerhouse of nutrition in one tasty package! Growing broccoli this spring is easy, full sun, lots of water, keep weeds to a minimum and keep after any little critters that want to have a share of your garden.
Destiny Broccoli Plant Care
Bright green rounded heads, on the small to medium size will be ready to harvest in mid summer when planted either direct sow 2 to 3 weeks before the last frost in your area, or by transplanting the plants that you started 5 to 6 weeks earlier indoors 2 to 3 weeks before your last frost in your area. This broccoli is heat resistant, making it a great candidate for being planted again in mid summer for a fall harvest. It is slow to bolt, giving you a lot more latitude for summer heat. It likes to be planted in full sun. No shade for these guys! Plant your seeds or finished plants 24 to 30 inches apart in rows that are 12 to 14 inches apart. Mulch to control weeds and to keep the soil cool.
Watch for cabbage worms and aphids, and use an appropriate control when these pests are noted. Cabbage worms can simply be picked off, and the aphids can be blasted off with a water hose, or use an insecticidal soap if they prove to be unrelenting.
Growing Destiny Broccoli Plants
If you lack garden space, consider planting broccoli in a container or a raised bed on your patio or deck. Even a small balcony of an apartment building will work, as long as it has access to at least 6 hours of sunlight per day. Make sure soil is deep, at least 24 inches of good quality garden soil with well rotted compost material worked in and a balanced fertilizer like a 10-10-10 applied when you are setting out plants. Seeds should be fertilized after the first set of true leaves appears once they have sprouted.
It takes 70 to 75 days from planting of seeds to maturity, so plan according to your date of last frost and time your second planting in midsummer when you have at least 2 ½ months of good weather to work with.
Watering Destiny Broccoli
It is important to keep broccoli evenly watered as it cannot tolerate drying out, nor being in soggy soil.
Feeding Destiny Broccoli Plants
Three weeks after you have set your plants out, fertilize them every other week with a balanced NPK fertilizer, watering it in deeply after application. This will help to boost the growth cycle.
|Common Name: Destiny Broccoli|
|Botanical Name: Brassica oleracea var. italica|
|Plant Type: Broccoli|
|Edible Type: Vegetable|
|Vegetable Size: -|
|Light Exposure: Full Sun (+6 hrs.)|
|Spacing: 20 - 30" (51 - 76cm)|
|Height: 24 - 30" (61 - 76cm)|
|Width: 24" (61cm)|
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Plant Addict Guarantee (Included On All Plant Orders)
Plant Addicts guarantees your plant(s) will arrive happy and healthy, but the plant(s) are being shipped through the mail and accidents happen. If the plant is dead, has dried out roots or the incorrect item was shipped just notify Plant Addicts within 3 days upon delivery. We may ask for pictures but will try to make it as easy as possible for you. Please note plant(s) with damaged branches or wilted leaves will not qualify for this guarantee. Plants are very resilient and will rebound quickly when cared for correctly.
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Plant Addicts Warranty - 1 Year (Extra Purchase Required)
We encourage all plant lovers to purchase the Plant Addicts Warranty whether you’re new or an expert. There are many variables outside our control and yours that can cause the demise of your plant(s). Examples would be hungry animals, drought, poor soil conditions, over watering, disease, insects & many other factors. The Plant Addicts Warranty is a 1 year warranty protecting you from all the unknowns and will replace your plant if it moves on to the plant afterlife.
The warranty is purchased on a per plant basis and must be purchased at the same time as the plant purchase. We will cover 100% of the price of the plant but the warranty does not cover shipping cost. Simply let us know if your plant has died within one year of receiving it and we’ll get you a new one shipped out. We may ask for photos for documentation purposes but again we’ll try to make it as easy as possible.
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Standard Colors: 2-3 business days
Special Order Colors: 8 weeks - this is due to the planter being custom made with the color(s) of your choice
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Time of Order:
- If there is extreme heat we’ll delay shipping.
- We’ll have to review what areas the plants are traveling through along with your location
Once your plant is shipped you’ll receive an email with tracking information. Depending on the above criteria we’ll ship your plant(s) towards beginning of the following week from your order. We put together this helpful guide of what to do when you receive your plants in the mail.
It is important to know that all of our plants are clearly labeled for which growing zones the plant can survive in. The plants are thoroughly trialed and tested in every growing zone before we state the plant can grow in a zone. Again, our #1 priority is to ship the plants to you healthy and ready to thrive in your location. So we will do everything in our power to do so.