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Broccoli Calabrese Seeds

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Broccoli Calabrese Seeds - Irish Plants Direct
An excellent variety that produces an abundant crop of delicious dark green firm heads that can be picked over a long period of time from late summer. 
Seed Qty 100
☀️Sow March - May
☀️Germination 7 - 14 days
☀️Loam, clay, sandy soil that's alkaline or neutral 
☀️Harvest September - November 
☀️Companion Planting other brassica beetroot, carrot, onions, sage, rosemary, mint, calendula, marigolds and nasturtiums.
Do not plant with strawberries.
☀️Harvest from September onwards by cutting off the heads after cutting leave the plant and smaller shoots will grow from the side
☀️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 from March onwards into seed trays on moist compost, pot and on when the plants are large enough to handle.
When they have around 5 leaves harden off and transplant outside to their final growing position spacing the plants around 60cm apart and 30cm between rows treading the plants in well.
Water well before transplanting and during dry periods. 
Alternatively sow out side between April - May sowing thinly in drills 1.25cm deep thin the seedlings spacing the plants 60cm apart and 30cm between rows in their final planting position treading the plants in well.
Water well after transplanting and during dry weather. 
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