Broccoli calebrini Sweet Returns. If you like Broccoli ‘Stemmia’ then you’ll love our new introduction, Broccoli CLX35985 F1 (Calabrini)! From the latest breeding in sweet-stemmed Broccoli, this variety will produce tender, tasty sideshoots from the leaf axils, even without the main head being cut. The shoots can be harvested as and when you need them, and they will just keep coming! Enjoy a long cropping period with this delicious white sprouting Broccoli.
Height: 90cm (35″). Spread: 60cm (24″).
March – June
July – October
How to sow
Sow sprouting broccoli seeds in a well-prepared seed bed from March to June at a depth of 13mm (½”) and spaced 30cm (12″) apart. Transplant to their final positions around 5 weeks later when the seedlings have four or five leaves.
When growing sprouting broccoli, choose a sheltered position in firm, rich fertile, well drained soil in full sun. Prepare the soil in early spring by adding plenty of well rotted farmyard manure to the soil to improve its structure and fertility. Plant sprouting broccoli deeply for stability at a distance of 60cm (24″) apart, and cover with a protective netting or fleece to prevent attack from birds and insects. Water the plants thoroughly after planting.
Try growing broccoli with Nasturtiums to draw cabbage white butterflies away from your crop, and mint to help deter flea beetles.
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