Broccoli (Calabrese) – Green Sprouting

£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. Use netting to keep butterflies (and therefore caterpillars) at bay!

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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 April to July. Available to pre-order now. These plants will arrive bare-rooted with an approximate height of 10-15cm.

Ready to harvest: July-October

*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.