Calabrese

Calabrese

Calabrese
These are productive brassicas for small gardens, maturing in about 16 weeks. The cauliflower like head is cut just before the flowers open, and it will then produce broccoli like side shoots that are also for harvesting. Picking constantly will encourage more shoots. Sow the seed in pots for planting out. Sow from late spring to early summer for a succession.

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Wonderful tasty calabrese to give you a summer of flavour with secondary heads growing on into the autumn.  Lightly steam for 7 minutes & enjoy.

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De Cicco    •   Fiesta F1

  Green Sprouting    •    Kabuki F1

 

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Lovely dark green main head followed by plentiful side shoots that can be produced for a couple of months to give you a good yield of tasty spurs. Early sowings can be ready by late spring while later sowings will take you through to October. Price for 20 seeds.
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A productive and tasty variety that can crop throughout the summer and autumn. After transplanting the heads are ready in about 10-12 weeks. It is also disease resistant. Sow between late March and June, harvest June to October. Price for 20 seeds

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8-9 weeks from sowing to harvest makes Blue Wind a speedy calabrese to fall in love with. The head is medium sized, blue-green (hence the name) with a fine flavour. Sow in the spring and summer. Price for 20 seeds
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Tasty deep green variety with a large central head followed, after cutting, by top quality secondary heads. Indeed Chevalier can keep you harvesting from mid summer through to the first frosts. Allow about 12 weeks from sowing to initial harvest. Price for 20 seeds

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This quick growing Italian heirloom can be harvested between late spring and autumn depending on when you sow the seeds.  The main head is cut when small (about 7cm) it is followed by a high yield of succulent side shoots – very yummy.                                                                            

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This AGM winner is an impressive variety, really high quality solid heads that taste great.  The stems are strong so it is easy to cut off the first head (harvesting can start 11-12 weeks from sowing) and then the side shoots will appear.  An excellent choice for spring or summer sowing.  

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This variety will give you a tasty harvest through July, August and September. The quality is excellent and it will hold so that you will not be in danger of blinking and missing them! Sow from May to July and ready about 10 weeks after planting out. Perfect to follow Green Magic. Price for 20 seeds.
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Keep it simple yet full of flavour with AGM winner Green Magic. Sow in March and April and harvest your crop from June to early August. This had a reputation for producing good side-shoots, we certainly enjoyed them! The perfect companion to Green Belt. Price for 20 seeds.
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Probably one of the best open pollinated varieties to be found. An early variety for sowing in April and cutting in July/August time with side shoots cropping over a long period. Price for 20 seeds
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We selected Kabuki for its versatility and flavour. It can be used to produce baby heads and reaches maturity after just 9-10 weeks. At half the height of other Calabrese it is very useful in a small garden and suitable for growing under cloches or fleece for an early crop. Kabuki will see you throughout the whole season with successional planting. Sow March to June, earlier if grown under cloches. Price for 20 seeds
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This lovely calabrese has mid sized, attractive blue/green, fine grained heads. Being an adaptable type it tolerates the cold well, making it a good choice for more northern gardeners and is suited to early or late sowings. This means it can be sown from March through to June as an early or July/August for a later crop allowing about 10-15 weeks growing time. Price for 20 seeds
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Stately Miranda is the queen of the calabrese, standing tall with a vibrant purple head for an autumn feast. After cutting this you can still look forward to yet more flavour from the tasty side shoots that will then be produced. Price for 20 seeds
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This is a super late season variety allowing you to harvest in October and November, a perfect choice to combine with an earlier variety such as Green Sprouting to take your calabrese crop throughout the season. Price for 20 seeds
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Did you know that every part is edible – the leaves and the stems as well as the heads?  Even if you just enjoy the cooked heads these are 3 tasty choices that will give and give later in the summer and into the autumn.  If you don’t want to drown this with gravy try a sprinkle of lemon juice and serve with chicken or toss with bacon bits, toasted pine nuts and pasta.

 

Amadeus F1     •    Belstar F1    •     Miranda

 

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