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Broccoli Seeds (Green Sprouting)

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Broccoli Seeds (Green Sprouting) - Description

  • Calabrese Green Sprouting Broccoli
  • Packet Size: Approx. 600 Seeds
  • Suitable for Late & Maincrop Sowing
  • Crops Over Long Period
  • Harvest from August Onward
  • Produces a Profusion of Individual Spears
  • Good Disease Resistance - Tolerant of Downy Mildew

Broccoli Seeds (Green Sprouting) - Sowing Instructions

  • Sow: April & May
  • Sow indoors in seed trays. Sow approx. ½" deep
  • Transplant out after April - Taking great care as roots don't like being disturbed
  • Ideally sow direct from April onward
  • Or sow outdoors early undercover
  • Soil: Deep & fertile
  • Happy in heavy clay but doesn't like sandy soils
  • Best grown in partial shade
  • Harvest: August onward

Broccoli Seeds (Green Sprouting) - Uses

  • Considered a 'super food' - high in nutrients
  • Excellent source of vitamins A and C & Iron

Broccoli Seeds (Green Sprouting) - Advantages

  • Long harvesting period
  • Very reliable cropper
  • Will produce more heads if harvested early
  • Tasty & nutritious
  • High in Vitamins A & C
  • High in Iron
  • Great value broccoli seeds

Index

  • Sowing Instructions
  • How to Transplant
  • Crop Maintenance
  • How to Harvest
  • Storage
  • Pests & Diseases

Sowing Instructions

  • Sowing time: Sow from March to June
  • Sowing location: Starting indoors in 9cm pots
  • Soak soil before sowing
  • Sow 3 seeds in the centre of each pot, approximately 2.5cm deep
  • Cover the seeds with soil & water well
  • Germination after 10 days
  • Seedlings can be thinned out once they emerge
  • Broccoli can be sown directly outdoors in mid April
  • Sow seeds thinly

How to Transplant

  • Transplant in early summer, once plants reach 15cm in height
  • Space calabrese 30cm apart in rows
  • Soil: Calabrese thrives in rich, well drained soil
  • Medium heavy soil is preferred
  • The soil should be prepared well in advance and allowed to settle
  • Preferred ph is between 6.5 and 7.5

Crop Maintenance

  • Add manure or rotted compost in the autumn before planting
  • Be sure to weed the soil and make sure it is stone free
  • Mulch around the plant to ensure water retention
  • Water well in dry spells
  • However be careful not to water too much

Harvesting

  • Calabrese is fast growing, some varieties will be ready to harvest after 45 days
  • Harvest when side florets start to loosen
  • When the main head is still compact
  • Cut the calabrese at the base of the stalk

Storage

  • Short term storage: Place in a compartment in the fridge
  • Can be frozen for longer term storage
  • Simply blanch as you would with other vegetables, allow to cool, then freeze

Pests & Diseases

  • Pests: Cabbage root fly
  • Damage: Affects the roots causing them to swell and distort
  • Careful attention is vital in combating pests
  • If problem gets out of hand, a chemical may be introduced
  • Other pests and diseases include caterpillars, cabbage rot and maggots

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  • Standard Courier Delivery With Fastway (2-4 Working Days)
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