Broccoli – Calabrese Green Sprouting

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A popular very hardy Italian heirloom variety growing to 30-36 in. high, producing flavourful 3-6 in. blue green central heads, followed by prolific smaller side shoots on erect leafy plants. Once the main head is removed this variety will continuously produce many offshoots during the season.

  • Seed Count: 1600

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Broccoli Calabrese Green Sprouting

A popular very hardy Italian heirloom variety growing to 30-36 in. high, producing flavourful 3-6 in. blue green central heads, followed by prolific smaller side shoots on erect leafy plants. Once the main head is removed this variety will continuously produce many offshoots during the season. Although the heads of this broccoli variety are typically the only thing utilized, the stalks, buds and leaves are also edible. If you have space available let some plants set seed, these make terrific and healthy sprouts.

Cultivation advice Broccoli Calabrese Green Sprouting

Days To Maturity: 90
Days To Germination: 7-10
Planting Depth: 1/8 inch
Spacing, Row: 24-36 inches
Spacing, Plant: 18-24 inches
Light: Mostly Sunny Location

  • Sow directly into the garden or trays. Cover seeds with 1/8 inch of fine soil. Keep soil moderately moist during germination. (Broccoli can be sown in spring, in midsummer for autumn crop)
  • Space plants 18 to 24 inches apart in rows spaced 2 to 3 feet apart depending upon available room.
  • Thin or transplant seedlings when 2 inches tall.
  • Broccoli grows best in a mostly sunny location during the cooler parts of the growing season. Prefers fairly rich soil kept fairly moist. Side shoots will be produced in abundance as soon as the main head is cut.