Broccoli (Calabrese) – Green Sprouting (Autumn)

£5.99

A delicious and easy to grow family favourite

This is a green sprouting variety that will produce successive spears for you to harvest. You can either harvest them whilst small and tender, or wait until they form a larger head. Planted in autumn you may get the first few spears before Christmas if it is mild enough, otherwise, it’ll be a spring crop.

Number of plants: 10

Variety: Green Sprouting (organic*)

Can be grown in: Pots and containers, grow bags, raised beds. Find out more about growing calabrese/broccoli in our growing guide below.

In the kitchen: Great steamed, roasted with a little oil or stir-fried, it is an extremely versatile kitchen garden staple.

Can be delivered from: late August to mid October.

Ready to harvest: Nov/Dec or Mar-May

*Transplants suitable for organic growing.

The right site

Broccoli and calabrese plants all need a sunny site with deep, firm, moisture retentive soil.

Can be grown in....

Broccoli and calabrese will prefer to be grown in raised beds or a well dug veg patch.

How far apart?

About 30cm apart.

Looking after your plants....

Brassicas are fairly hassle free, and broccoli is no exception. Follow these tips and you’ll do just fine.


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Feed them

Make sure plants don’t dry out – regular watering is important during dry spells. Use a liquid feed once they’ve started to grow a little, as they need a little extra nitrogen.

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Protect them

Keep weeds down and cover with a netting to keep birds away

Storage Tips

Harvest them as you want to eat them – they will store in the fridge for a few days, but are much better cooked fresh.

Ways to cook

Broccoli and calabrese are delicious simply steamed and served with a little butter or olive oil. They are also great for stir frying with a pinch of freshly chopped chilli and ginger.

When we deliver
We deliver these plug plants between late August and mid October, although it’s a little dependent on the weather.

You can order from…
These plug plants are available to be ordered now and we’ll despatch them as soon as they are big enough to both handle the journey to your garden and handle life outside the poly tunnel.

Do I need to sign for them?
All our plant orders are dispatched with an overnight courier* to mainland UK and do not need to be signed for when they are delivered, but will be left somewhere safe. When placing your order, please let us know where you would like the plants left if you are not in when the courier delivers.

We will keep you posted
You will receive an email approximately a week before your order is dispatched and another on the day your plants are packed and leave us so you know to expect and prepare for their arrival.