Calabrese

 

Firm rich soil with a high pH is the main consideration when growing this crop. Regular harvesting is also important to maintain supply.

Sow from April onwards in situ and thin to 30cm (1ft) apart. Alternatively transplant greenhouse raised plants when the weather allows. Plant in rows 30 - 45cm apart.

CHEVALIER F1 Hybrid
A fantastic all round variety. After main head cut, this variety continues to produce more good sized shoots and is also suitable for freezing.

MARATHON F1 Hybrid
A late mid-season variety which produces fine grained heads, blue-green in colour. Remains fresh well and has a good overall disease resistance and cold tolerance. Can be sown as late as August for November crops.

SAMSON F1 Hybrid
Cut October to November. Deep dome shaped heads.

KABUKI
This early mid-season variety produces heads from 65-70 days. It is perfect for baby head production and has few leaves and stands well. Particularly useful for growing under cloches

TENDERSTEM
The spears that form are similar in size to purple sprouting broccoli. Tight green buds and succulent stems.

ROMANESCO
Commonly known as Italian Broccoli. Large pyramid-shaped heads whichare pale green in colour and finely sculptured. Unsurpassed for flavour.