48 days. Wonderful open pollinated Italian heirloom introduced to the US about 1890. Early and extra hardy, De Cicco produces modest 3-4″ wide heads that mature at varying rates. Significant side shoot growth follows head harvest for extra yield and lengthening of season. Delicate, appealing taste, good for freezing. 7800 seeds/oz. Pkt (~ 200 seeds) plants 50′.