BROCCOLI GREEN CALABRESE ITALIAN HEIRLOOM EASY GROWER! $1.50

ITALIAN BROCOLLI CALABRESE! CLASSIC YUMMY FLAVOUR – EASY TO GROW BIG HEADS! HINT: PICK THE BIGGEST HEAD THEN LAY THE PLANT DOWN SIDEWAYS AND POP A BIT MORE SOIL ACROSS IT AND WATCH IT SET SIDE SHOOTS TO PICK MORE HEADS THE REST OF THE SEASON!

Description
Delicious early and late season heirloom favourite.

Introduced to the seed trade around 1910, this variety was brought to our shores-and our gardens-by Italian immigrants. A deliciously old-fashioned broccoli.

Tall, erect, 30-36″ plants give way to multiple side shoots once the central head is cut. Harvest 60-90 days after transplant.

This is an old standard variety that has been a mainstay in many people’s gardens year in and year out. This is partly because it does not mature uniformly and partly because it produces many side shoots. Perfect for home garden, fresh use.

SEEDS MEDIUM SIZED, ROUND, EASY TO SEE AND HANDLE.

Grow Notes
Broccoli is a cool season crop, when grown in temperatures that are too hot for it, they will bolt and flower instead of forming heads. This variety has large 15cm sized heads, followed by numerous side shoots extending its harvest. As with most vegetables, Broccoli grows best in a spot with full sun. However, when the temperatures start to rise creating some shade for them should help prevent bolting.

Protection is usually suggested to keep your crop safe from aphids and caterpillars.

Broccoli plants shouldn’t need supplemental feeding if your soil is rich. If they look like they need a boost or you want to hasten maturity, hit them with some nitrogen. Fish emulsion is good for this.

Sow
Plant direct or raise seedlings in early Spring or Autumn. Plant 5mm deep, 50cm apart with 60cm between rows in well-draining soils rich in organic matter.

Keep soil moist but never wet or dry.

Seedlings can be transplanted into the garden once they have their first true leaves and are large enough to handle easily.

Germination
3-7 days at 8-30°C

Maturity
65-70 days.

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Seed Count: 20
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