Broccoli

Plant in autumn for a crop in spring. Broccoli plants can be delivered from early Sept to mid/late Oct.

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  • Broccoli (Calabrese) – Green Sprouting (Autumn)

    £5.99
    (10 Plug Plants)

    For a crop of sprouting broccoli in early spring

    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 that will hopefully see you through until planting time in May. The plug plants will arrive with a full growing guide.

    Number of plants: 10 plug plants

    Variety: Green Sprouting (organic*)

    In the kitchen: These broccoli spears are great steamed, roasted with a little oil or stir-fried.

    Delivery Info: Available to order now for delivery between September and mid/late October. Please see FAQs for up-to-date delivery info.

    Planting/Growing Advice: Plant in autumn approx 40cm apart in raised beds, traditional veg patches or in pots and planters. They will grow quite quickly while the weather is relatively warm in autumn, and then will slow down in the colder months, picking up again as the weather warms up in spring. They are frost/snow hardy and can be grown outside quite happily. Protect from pigeons and slugs. As they get taller, earth them up or stake them so that they don’t get knocked over in strong winds.

    When to harvest: Wait until the plant starts sprouting in spring, then harvest individual spears as they appear. You should enjoy several week of cropping time.

    *Transplants suitable for organic growing.

  • Purple Sprouting Broccoli (Autumn)

    £5.99
    (10 Plug Plants)

    Easy to grow, beautiful colour and fantastic flavour
    This delicious variety of purple sprouting broccoli will produce fantastic coloured broccoli spears during late winter and early spring, possibly as early as February if mild. You can expect to then enjoy harvesting the broccoli spears for several weeks, usually into May when you can pull the plants up to replace with a spring planting. You will receive a growing guide with the plug plants.

    Number of plants: 10 plug plants

    Variety: Purple Sprouting (organic*)

    In the kitchen: Try stir-frying purple sprouting broccoli with a little garlic and chilli or boil/steam for just a few minutes so that the florets become tender.

    Delivery Info: Available to order now for delivery between September and mid/late October. Please see FAQs for up-to-date delivery info.

    Planting/Growing Advice: Plant in autumn approx 40cm apart in raised beds, traditional veg patches or in pots and planters. They will grow quite quickly while the weather is relatively warm in autumn, and then will slow down in the colder months, picking up again as the weather warms up in spring. They are frost/snow hardy and can be grown outside quite happily. Protect from pigeons and slugs. As they get taller, earth them up or stake them so that they don’t get knocked over in strong winds.

    When to harvest: Wait until the plant starts sprouting in spring, then harvest individual spears as they appear. You should enjoy several week of cropping time.

    *Transplants suitable for organic growing.