Direct-Sow Basics

Chinese Broccoli Sowing Instructions
Planting Depth
Row Spacing:12”-24”
Seed Spacing:1”-2”
Days to Germination:5-10 days
Germination Temperature:70°-75°F

A bit frost tolerant, Kaillaan Chinese Broccoli is grown for its edible flowering stalk. It grows best in cool temperatures. Direct sow 1⁄4" to 1⁄2" deep in rich, well-draining soil in mid to late summer for late summer and fall harvest. Amend the soil as necessary with organic fertilizer, compost and/or well-rotted manure. Keep the soil evenly moist, shading the seed bed until sprouts emerge. Once 2" to 4" tall (about 3 weeks after emergence), thin the seedlings to 4" to 6" apart. This is a heavy feeder, fertilize as needed. Mulch to deter weeds and retain ground moisture. For the best flavor, harvest young with thin stalks before the white flower buds have opened. Cut individual stems 6" to 8" long, allowing the plant to grow additional side shoots. Harvest in the early morning to minimize water stress. May be refrigerated up to 10 days.

Shade Tolerance