Early purple sprouting broccoli

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Early purple sprouting broccoli
« on: October 10, 2021, 11:28 »
I transplanted early sprouting broccoli to the bed in the first week of July and it's grown really well.  However I'm surprised to now find that 2 of the plants have already got fairly big heads and shoots of broccoli on them.  I wasn't expecting this until next year. Is this right or has something gone a bit wrong?
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Grubbypaws

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Re: Early purple sprouting broccoli
« Reply #1 on: October 12, 2021, 14:47 »
All of my Early Sprouting grew enormously tall and went to seed in September. It is not meant to be ready for harvest until late winter/ early spring. We got hardly any broccoli to eat; I wont be growing this variety again!

Where did you buy your seeds? I suppose that it might possibly be seed supplier rather than species causing the problem  :unsure:

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Re: Early purple sprouting broccoli
« Reply #2 on: October 12, 2021, 15:05 »
Thanks, I'm hoping that the remainder is ok.  To be fair what has grown looks ok just wrong season.  I got the seeds from a local garden centre, the brand was Mr Fothergills.

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Re: Early purple sprouting broccoli
« Reply #3 on: October 23, 2021, 15:14 »
GP - mine did the same, all went to seed after growing tall. :(

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Re: Early purple sprouting broccoli
« Reply #4 on: October 23, 2021, 16:25 »
as yet our broccoli is looking ok its a white variety called burbank I was a bit concerned when i seen some caterpillars on it but after spraying the crop several times that finished of the caterpillars and the plants seemed to get over the slight damage caused

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Re: Early purple sprouting broccoli
« Reply #5 on: October 23, 2021, 17:49 »
Our PSB has a problem with loads of holes all over the leaves, and they're far to leggy.

I planted them in a shady place, so that explains the 'legs', but there aren't any caterpiller in sight, and no pigeons.

I guess I've got it wrong badly this time around...



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