Delivery: Mid March to Late March

£7.99 each

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Brassica Extra Early Collection x 24 plants

  • Catalogue Code 1080-5395
  • Pack Contents: 24 plants (8 of each variety)

Extra Early Brassica Plants are a great way to give you some of the earliest crops of Cabbage, Calabrese and Cauliflower - plant them in March and you could be harvesting from May!

Extra Early Brassica Collection includes 8 plants each of:

  • Broccoli (Calabrese) Marathon - Produces dense blue-green, finely beaded succulent heads from May.
  • Cabbage Duncan - One of the best spring cabbages, producing firm, pointed heads in May but can be picked before maturity and eaten as 'spring greens' in April.
  • Cauliflower Mayflower - An excellent, early maturing variety that will not 'blow' in warm weather.

By sowing seed in the autumn and then gently growing the plants on over the winter under controlled, cool greenhouse conditions to produce sturdy young plants that are ready to despatch and plant out in mid/late March, some 8-10 weeks earlier than the main brassica planting period.

The Extra Early Brassicas have been sown in October and overwintered undercover with frost protection. The plants are tough, sturdy and stocky ready hardened off for immediate planting on arrival. 

The plants will not look as fresh as spring sown plants BUT don’t be alarmed! The plants will be taller and have some yellow leaves which will either fall off or green up as the plant gets growing. The plants are typical  of those planted by commercial growers up and down the country and will THRIVE in prepared soil. 

These plants will crop 6-8 weeks earlier in your garden than spring raised crops and give your first flush of produce from your garden – and what’s more many will have cropped before persistent brassica pests are around. ) Caterpillar and whitefly. 

Prepare your planting bed dig over and add some pre planting fertiliser, rake level and walk over the bed firming the soil.- Brassicas like firm soil. Lightly rake the surface level again.

Using a dibber or trowel make a hole deep enough to cover the root ball and the neck of the plant. Water the hole and put the plant in backfilling and firming the soil lightly around the plant.

Row Spacing


  • RHS Award of Garden Merit
  • Will flower well in full sun
  • Will flower well in partial sun
  • Varieties that, in our selector's opinion, have exceptional flavour

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Plant Outdoors

Healthy looking plants and well packed


Small plants with yellowing leaves and a couple of broken stems


Ordered the early Brassica collection when they arrived they were more like seedlings than plants.I have ordered the autumn collection I can only hope that these are better! I wont be ordering off them again.

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Our products are all grown with the utmost care and to high standards of quality. We regularly check our nursery stock to determine exactly when they will be at the optimum time for despatch.

We despatch our fresh, nursery-grown live plants (including vegetables, trees and flowers) when they are at a stage of growth ready for you, the customer, to plant on at home.

The delivery period shown on your order confirmation indicates when you can expect to receive your order and we will endeavour to despatch your plants in this period within 7-14 days