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Burgundy Sprouting Broccoli

In this Plant Profile, get specific details, including the characteristics and best uses of the Burgundy Sprouting broccoli, one of six Plant Profiles featured in our Broccoli Collection.

Burgundy Sprouting Broccoli

Burgundy Sprouting Broccoli

Burgundy Sprouting broccoli is a delicious showstopper with long, slender stems and deep purple heads. This tender, sweet broccoli can be eaten straight out of the garden; when cooked the heads will turn green. A relative newcomer out of the United Kingdom, Burgundy Sprouting broccoli grows fast and produces over three full seasons—a gift from the Brits that keeps on giving.

Sun exposure:

  • Full sun (six to eight hours)

Soil pH:

  • 6.0 to 7.5

Hardiness Zones:

  • 3 to 9


  • Thin to 20-24 inches apart
  • Space rows 36 inches apart


  • 1 to 1.5 inches per week depending on rainfall


  • Tender and sweet
  • 4- to 7-inch stems
  • Grows to 24 to 30 inches high
  • Matures in 37 days
  • Excellent roasted

Have you ever grown Burgundy Sprouting broccoli? Please tell us about your experiences with Burgundy Sprouting.


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