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How to grow broccoli and calabrese from seeds

Person Author: Lajos Szabo Calender October 12, 2012 Posted Tags: , , , Comment No Comments
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Broccoli and Calabrese are from the Brassica family. Broccoli is the large, green head you buy in the shops but for some strange reason the plant we grow is called Calabrese. In general the ones which produce green heads or sprouts are called Calabrese. The ones producing purple or white ones are called broccoli. I know it is very confusing, it took me few years to come to terms with it. Calabrese will produce the heads and spears in the same year, while broccoli will produce the following year from late winter to late spring depending on the variety. Sprouting Broccoli is a great vegetable for the so called hungry gap when there is nothing much in the garden to pick. See our range here. Sowing the seeds Sow the seeds in the spring late April, generally 4 weeks before the last e

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