Calabrese Komodo. With strong clubroot resistance, Calabrese ‘Komodo’ F1 is a reliable variety that will guarantee a decent harvest. This F1 Hybrid is a vigorous grower that produces dense, dark green heads from July, and continuing well into the autumn. The compact heads are best steamed to appreciate their robust, full flavour – a delicious addition to your Sunday roast!
Height: 45cm (18″). Spread: 40cm (16″).
March – June
July – October
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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