Broccoli Purple Sprouting

Tozer Seeds have an extensive range of purple sprouting broccoli and have now released a range of new hybrids to cover the UK cropping season. Our breeding programme focuses on developing varieties for the challenging start and end of the UK cropping season, ensuring that the new varieties produce high yields of excellent quality stems. As well as trialling new varieties in the UK we have wide-spread trials in Europe and America.

CROP INFORMATION

Sow PeriodFebruary (under glass) - July
TransplantApril - August
Suggested Density11,000 - 44,000 per hectare
Harvest PeriodJune - November
  • Red Admiral F1

    Our first hybrid, Red Admiral is designed to crop in the important December to January window. The vigorous plants produce prolific high quality spears with small heads ideal for the premium prepack market and loose head sales. The spears are medium sized, dark purple and have an excellent flavour.

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  • Red Blaze TZ 7037 F1

    This variety has been outstanding for the often difficult late autumn cropping period of October and November, however from sequential sowings it can be cropped from late July onwards. The colour, yield and stem qualities of this variety make it an excellent choice.

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    Red Cape F1

    Quick to mature, this hybrid can be sown sequentially for continuity of cropping during the summer and autumn. The stems are very tender and sweet to eat, the heads will retain some purple color if lightly steamed.

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  • Red Fire F1 TZ 5055

    This outstanding winter hardy variety produces uniform, erect plants which mature from the end of January to start of March depending upon the sowing date and location. The stems are easy to pick with excellent colour and medium to large heads with 8-15cm stem diameter. It is generally best programmed for one main pick with a follow-up secondary pick after 10 days giving average yields of 300-350g per plant.

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  • Cardinal

    Our latest cropping variety for harvest late March to May. The spears are ideal for fresh market sales and prepack.

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    Red Arrow

    Produces medium sized, uniform deep purple spears with good flavour from February to April. Ideal for fresh market sales and prepack. Medium sized plants.

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  • Rudolph

    Bred to perform well in the September to February period but is at its best from November to February. Produces good sized spears ideal for fresh market sales and prepack. Plants are large framed and suit fertile, heavy soil types.

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  • Summer Purple

    Summer Purple was bred for summer/autumn production, cropping late June to October depending upon sowing date, season and the location. A versatile variety with large frame and good yields over a long cropping period.

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