Broccoli Seeds - Early Purple Sprouting


The perfect vegetable for growing through winter, these Early Purple Sprouting Broccoli Seeds are capable of producing good amounts of delicious purple broccoli from the autumn right through until late spring. Extremely nutritious, purple sprouting broccoli is packed with carotenoids, folic acid and vitamins A and C. GMO-free, untreated and hand-picked for quality, our seeds are perfect for growing delicious, organic purple sprouting broccoli and included in the compostable packaging are free marigold companion plant seeds to help you garden greener.


Save room in your garden, and this generous variety will reward you with fresh “purples” during the hunger gap of late winter and early spring, a time so often lacking in fresh vegetables. Early Purple Sprouting Broccoli grows over the winter months to produce good yields of tasty purple heads. Extremely nutritious and easy to grow, we highly recommend them.

  • Pack size: 150 seeds
  • Time to germination: 5 - 10 days
  • When to sow: April - May
  • Spacing: 30cm
  • Soil preference: Firm, rich, well-drained
  • Light preference: Full sun
  • When to harvest: March - April

How to grow Early Sprouting Purple Broccoli from seed

Sow seeds between 1 and 1.5cm deep in biodegradable pots made from thin-wall coco fibre between March and June, and plant out five weeks later when they have 5 or 6 leaves and are sturdy enough to fend for themselves. Purple Sprouting Broccoli benefits from a sheltered position in full sun.

What to feed your broccoli plants

Early Sprouting Purple Broccoli has a long growing season and should be planted in firm fertile soil. Amend the area before transplanting with a good mix of rotten farmyard manure, fish, blood and bone meal with some volcanic rock dust and kelp powder to give them a rich, balanced and diverse diet that will be released over the season for strong organic growth.

Stronger, healthier plants are also less attractive to attacking insects.

Keeping pests away

Broccoli can be affected by clubroot, aphids, downy mildew, and cabbage root fly. By practising good hygiene and airflow around the plant, leaving a low layer of weeds to grow around the stem to deter root fly, and interplanting with flowers or other species, these vectors are minimised, and you should have no problems growing this wonderful veg.

When ordering Early Sprouting Purple Broccoli seeds from Grow Sow Greener, you will receive free marigold seeds lose in your pack. A beautiful plant in its own right, plant marigolds close by to deter nematodes and attract beneficial insects that prey on pests while boosting pollination for your other fruit and veg.

Shipping & Delivery

Shipping & Delivery

Delivery Costs

UK, N.Ireland and Scotland:

- Spend over £45 for FREE UK delivery.

- £1.95 postage on unlimited packets of all small seed packs (excluding Microgreen Seeds and Sprouting Seeds)

- £4.90 postage on all Microgreen Seeds, Sprouting Seeds and all other equipment

- £6.85 postage on all orders of combined small seed packs and parcels under £45

Delivery Information

The prices quoted are for UK mainland addresses. Deliveries to parts of Scotland, the Scottish Highlands and Islands, the Channel Islands, the Isle of Man and the Isle of Wight may incur an additional postage cost to the customer. In such circumstances, we will contact customers to let them know of any additional cost and offer the choice of whether to proceed or cancel their order.

Whenever possible, goods will be dispatched by Courier post within 3-5 working days from the date of purchase. Due to our delivery being outsourced, we cannot always guarantee next day delivery, so please allow for this. Please bear in mind there may be delays when ordering over weekends and national holidays when placing your order. If an order is needed for a definite date, please contact us prior to ordering, so we can advise beforehand.

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