Broccoli Green (Organic)
Broccoli Green Sprouting (Organic). Tasty and nutritious Organic Broccoli ‘Green Sprouting’ (Calabrese) provides a wonderfully long harvest of flavoursome heads along with a great crop of tender side shoots. Enjoy a fantastic harvest from late summer onwards – pick the side shoots regularly and these generous plants will continue to produce more throughout autumn. Great for stir fries, side dishes or as the perfect accompaniment to any hearty autumn meal.
Height: 60cm (24”). Spread: 60cm (24”)
April – July
Spetmeber – November
How to sow
Sow 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 calabrese, 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. Take care when transplanting Calabrese as it resents root disturbance. Plant calabrese at a distance of 22cm (9″) apart, and cover with a protective netting or fleece to prevent attack from birds and insects. Water the plants thoroughly after planting.
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