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Purple Peacock Broccoli | Hudson Valley Seed Company | Organic Seeds


Brassica rapa

A quick-heading Chinese cabbage for the fall garden.


One of the showiest and most flamboyantly adorned birds on the planet now has a rival. With blue green streaked feathers, striped coverts, an ombre train, and an iridescent crest worn on top, this broccoli is a bird of another feather. The stems, leaves, and florets show as much variation as 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.


Art Pack, 100 seeds

Product ID# , Certified Orgnaic by NOFA-NY LLC

  • Growing Information

    Days to Germination 3 - 10 days
    Days to Maturity 70 days
    Planting Depth 1/4"
    Spacing in Row 24"
    Spacing Between Rows 30"
    Height at Maturity 24 inches
    Width at Maturity 18 inches


    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 and before the heads start to form. Broccoli prefers well drained, fertile soil and regular watering. All parts of Purple Peacock are edible and sweet: the heads, leafs and side shoots.

  • About the Art

    Art by Hollie Shortino. For as long as Hollie can remember her two true loves have been art and nature. Her designs start out as quick sketches and then turn into paintings in acrylic and mixed media designs on wood or canvas. Inspiration can be found everywhere on long jaunts though the woods, playing in her garden and looking through old children's books!