Broccoli 'Green Magic' (Calabrese)

Brassica oleracea (Italica Group)

£3.99

100% (1 Review)

Large deep green heads are rich in vitamins

Great flavour, enjoy in a wide range of dishes

Good resistance to white rust

This product is produced and supplied in association with Thompson & Morgan

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Broccoli ‘Green Magic’ produces flavoursome rich green heads which are packed full of health benefits. Loved for its reliable performance, superior flavour and showing good resistance to white rust, its no wonder this variety has earned a prestigious RHS AGM. A sweet flavour and firm texture makes this health vegetable a joy to eat and complements no end of dishes, from roast dinners to salads and spicy stir fries. Once you have harvested the whole head, leave the plants in place and they will produce a second crop of tender mini side shoots! Height: 90cm (35”). Spread: 60cm (24”).


1 packet (35 broccoli seeds) (52192)

Sow broccoli seeds in a well-prepared seed bed from March to June at a depth of 13mm (½") and spaced 30cm (12") apart. Transplant to their final positions around 5 weeks later when the seedlings have four or five leaves.

When growing calabrese, choose a sheltered position in firm, rich fertile, well drained soil in full sun. Prepare the soil in early spring by adding plenty of well rotted farmyard manure to the soil to improve its structure and fertility. Take care when transplanting Calabrese as it resents root disturbance. Plant calabrese at a distance of 22cm (9") apart, and cover with a protective netting or fleece to prevent attack from birds and insects. Water the plants thoroughly after planting.

Water Calabrese regularly and do not allow them to dry out as this may impair their development. Hoe between plants regularly to prevent weeds from establishing and bring insect larvae to the surface. The main heads of Calabrese can be harvested from September when they reach 10cm (4”) in diameter, before the flowers open. Leave the plant in the ground to allow sideshoots to develop. These can be harvested when they are 10cm (4”) long. Regular picking will encourage more shoots to be produced. Culinary note: Calabrese is suitable for freezing.

Seeds and garden supplies will normally be delivered within the time period stated against each product as detailed above. Plants, bulbs, corms, tubers, shrubs, trees, potatoes, etc. are delivered at the appropriate time for planting or potting on. Delivery times will be stated on the product page above, or in your order acknowledgement page and email.

Orders for packets of seed incur a delivery charge of £2.99.

Orders which include any other products will incur a delivery charge of £4.99.

Where an order includes both packets of seeds and other products, a maximum delivery charge of £6.99 will apply - regardless of the number of items ordered.

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