Purple-sprouting broccoli

Fact file: sprouting broccoli

All you need to know about sprouting broccoli, including nutritional facts and growing tips.

Overview

Sprouting broccoli is delicious, nutritious and makes a colourful addition to borders.

Extremely hardy (down to -12°C), it’s an ideal winter crop. Be sure to protect your harvests by avoiding growing sprouting broccoli on exposed sites, which can lead to issues with windrock. If you’re wondering how to protect other fruit and vegetable crops from the worst of our weather, read our guide to weather-proofing your veg plot.

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