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Broccoli 'Sweet Returns' F1 (Calabrini) (White Sprouting)

Brassica oleracea (Italica Group)

£2.99

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

Harvest shoots as and when you need them

Delicious flavour

Long cropping period

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If you like Broccoli ‘Stemmia’ then you’ll love our new introduction, Broccoli CLX35985 F1 (Calabrini)! From the latest breeding in sweet-stemmed Broccoli, this variety will produce tender, tasty sideshoots from the leaf axils, even without the main head being cut. The shoots can be harvested as and when you need them, and they will just keep coming! Enjoy a long cropping period with this delicious white sprouting Broccoli. Height: 90cm (35"). Spread: 60cm (24").


1 packet (10 broccoli seeds) (KB4561)

Sow sprouting 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 sprouting broccoli, 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. Plant sprouting broccoli deeply for stability at a distance of 60cm (24") apart, and cover with a protective netting or fleece to prevent attack from birds and insects. Water the plants thoroughly after planting.

Water sprouting broccoli plants 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. Purple sprouting broccoli should be harvested before the flowers open. Pick shoots when they are 15cm (6") long. Regular picking will encourage more shoots to be produced. Don't remove the large leaves as these will protect the next batch of shoots as they develop. Culinary note: Sprouting broccoli 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.

Large items may incur a higher delivery charge - this will be displayed in your shopping basket.

Please see our Delivery page for further details, and more information on different charges that may apply to certain destinations.

For more information on how we send your plants please visit our Helpful Guide on plant sizes.

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