Broccoli - Green Sprouting Calabrese - Heirloom

Broccoli - Green Sprouting Calabrese - Heirloom

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Brassica oleracea var. italica

Green Sprouting Calabrese Broccoli is an Italian Heirloom variety that produces medium sized dark green heads. The plant will continue producing side shoots for several weeks after the main flower head is cut. Slow to bolt variety.

Great steamed, roasted with a little oil or stir-fried, it is an extremely versatile kitchen garden staple.

Sow late Summer - Autumn, as Broccoli is an annual cool season crop, frost hardy.  Full sun, rich well drained composted soil. Sow seed approx. 6mm deep into a seed tray or seedbed and transplant seedlings deeper, first removing the seed leaves and planting up to the 1st set of true leaves, as it will hasten it's growth to maturity.  Germination approx. 5-10 days. 

When the heads get large, plants can be staked to stop them from falling over. A good mulch will also maintain soil temperature and encourage growth.  Harvest the main head whilst it is still tightly shaped. It is best to cut the stem approx. 10-12cm below the head.

50 seeds per packet