Broccoli Green Sprouting Calabrese

$2.99

  • Brassica oleracea
  • Seed Packet contains approx 300 seeds.
  • Open Pollinated. Untreated

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Broccoli Green Sprouting Calabrese

Broccoli Green Sprouting Calabrese is a favourite around the world since the early 1900s, this fast growing sprouting broccoli will delight you with its truly prolific yield of tender heads and side-shoots. Produces a small main head but lots of side shoots. Pick the shoots regularly.

Sow

When to Sow:

Cool Climate: SEPT, FEB – mid MAR

Temperate: MAR – APR

Sub – Tropical: MAY – JUN

Tropical: MAY – JUN

Arid: MAR – APR, JUN

  • Sowings in early spring in cool climates may need protection from heavy frosts

Spacing 50cm plants. 60cm rows

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Broccoli on the Wiki

Broccoli resulted from breeding of landrace Brassica crops in the northern Mediterranean starting in about the sixth century BCE. Broccoli has its origins in primitive cultivars grown in the Roman Empire and was most likely improved via artificial selection in the southern Italian Peninsula or in Sicily. Broccoli was spread to northern Europe by the 18th century and brought to North America in the 19th century by Italian immigrants. After the Second World War, breeding of United States and Japanese F1 hybrids increased yields, quality, growth speed, and regional adaptation, which produced the cultivars that have been the most popular since then.

Germination: Optimal Soil temperature is 18 to 24 C (around 5-10 days to germination)

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