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
SOW: in June & July. We like to start them in pots and plant out at the 2/3 leaf size.
GROW: do not let them dry out – becoming thirsty upsets them. Cut the main head before the flowers open, and Miranda will then produce smaller side shoots that are also for harvesting. Picking regularly will encourage more shoots. You can be cropping in October and November. If your garden is windy you may need to stake Miranda as this is a taller variety.
EAT: We like to lightly steam our calabrese and enjoy it fresh but it can also be frozen. To Freeze – blanch for 2 minutes, plunge into cold water, drain and pack.