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Broccoli Calabrese Marathon F1 Seeds

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Broccoli Calabrese Marathon F1 Seeds - Irish Plants Direct 
This popular broch produces medium sized green heads that can be used for both summer and autumn cropping.
Its a good disease resistant variety that is slow to bolt. 
Seed Qty 75
Sow February - May
Germination time 7 - 14 days
Harvest June - October 
Companion Planting other brassicas beetroot, carrot, onions, sage, rosemary, mint, calendula, marigolds and nasturtiums.
Do not plant with strawberries
Harvest from June onwards after the heads are cut smaller shoots will grow from the side of the plant
A good source of vitamin A,C and iron.
Use for Boiling or steaming.Ideal for freezing.
Brassicas require a fertile well drained soil in partial shade that has been well dug in autumn they do not grow well in acidic soil so adding lime to the soil may be necessary. 
Sow indoors during February and March in seed trays of moist compost transplant to larger pots when the seedlings are large enough to handle when the plants have around 5 leaves harden off and transplant outside to their final growing position, spacing the plants around 45cm apart and 30cm between rows treading the plants in well.
Water the plants well before transplanting and during warm spells. 
Alternatively sow out doors from April in a seed bed sowing thinly in drills 1.25cm deep thin the seedlings eventually spacing the plants 45cm apart and 30cm between rows in their final planting position treading the plants in well.
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