Chinese Broccoli Gai Lan F1


  • Brassica oleracea var alboglabra
  • Seed Packets contain approx. 200 seeds.
  • F1 hybrid, Untreated Seed


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Chinese Broccoli Gai Lan F1

This hybrid Gai Lan is a fast growing variety with very tender and delicious stems, flower buds and leaves which are used for stir-frying. Feed heavily with nitrogen-rich fertiliser throughout the growing season. Used like Broccolini.

Sow: September, October and mid February to April. (Cool Climates). For other zones note below.

Prefers average daily temperatures between 10 and 24 degree C. Seedlings can handle a frost. Hot weather tends to promote bolting.

Spacing: 20cm plants and 30cm rows.

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Gai Lan 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)

  • approx 250 seed per gram

Packet, 5 grams

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