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Broccoli 'Stromboli' (Calabrese)

Brassica oleracea (Italica Group)

Hardy Biennial

What is Hardy Biennial?

Blindness' resistant variety

Generous cropper

Delicious steamed or lightly boiled

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This vigorous variety produces firm, tight heads of Broccoli which are early to mature. Broccoli 'Stromboli' is a generous cropper that resists blindness, so you can be sure that each and every plant will earn its place on your vegetable plot! This nutritious crop makes a delicious addition to any meal and freezes well for longer storage. Height: 90cm (36"). Spread: 60cm (24").

Height Up to 90cm (35in)
Spread Up to 60cm (24in)

Hardy Biennial

kitchen garden

full sun

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Harvest Months


12 broccoli plug plants (KC7584)

Pot up plug plants and grow them on in warm, frost free conditions until plants are well grown and all risk of frost has passed. Gradually acclimatise to outdoor conditions over 7-10 days before planting out. 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.

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

Orders which include any other products will incur a delivery charge of £5.99.

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Van Meuwen strives to ensure that all its plants are delivered to you in the perfect condition for planting. Sadly, the time it takes to deliver to certain locations in the UK means that we can't guarantee this, so regretfully we are unable to ship live plants to the following areas: HS, IV41-IV49, IV51, IV55-56, KW15-KW17, PA34, PA41-48, PA60-PA78, PA80, PH40-PH44, TR21-TR24, ZE1-ZE3

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