Broccoli originated in the Eastern Mediterranean and was imported into Italy at the end of the 16th century.
From there it migrated North into Germany and France.
Approximately 100 seeds per pack.
Indoors: 6-8 weeks before last frost sow seeds 1/4 - 1/2" deep into peat pots to germinate in 10 days at 70 F. 2-3 weeks before last frost transplant seedlings into garden, 2 ft. apart, in rows 2-3 ft. apart.
Outdoors: In early spring sow seeds 1/4" deep in sun & rich soil, spacing as above. Sow outdoors in spring, and again in fall in mild climates. Harvest main heads while still compact and lateral side-shoots until killing frosts occur.