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Broccoli (Calabrese) Marathon (July Despatch) - Plants

  • Catalogue Code 1080-5910
  • Pack Contents: 16 Broccoli Plants

Marathon produces medium size, uniform, dense heads of blue-green 'beads' on sturdy plants.  Broccoli Marathon will grown well in almost any soil and under any conditions.

Plants despatched late July for cutting late Sept onwards.

Calabrese has a flavour that some find a little milder than sprouting broccoli. Add to that a shorter growing season and it makes an ideal vegetable for those who like quicker results.

Just like sprouting broccoli, this ‘superfood' is packed full of cancer-fighting properties, vitamins, iron and other health-giving benefits.

Like all young brassicas, it is advisable to use netting or bird scarers when planting out to avoid damage from pigeons.

For the very best results from your brassicas use Pre-Planting Brassica Fertiliser to give your crops a boost.

Row Spacing
12in / 30cm
Sowing distance
12in / 30cm


  • F1 Hybrids are crossed varieties that are exceptionally vigorous and longer lasting
  • Will flower well in full sun

Growing Calendar for Broccoli (Calabrese) Marathon (July Despatch) - Plants

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Plant Outdoors

yellow and wilted when arrived


Arrived well packaged and in good condition - already growing well despite our awful weather.


some of the plants look worse for ware but I wont know until a few months plants are not dispatched in the best way I feel as sending them through the post an a jiffy envelope cant be that good for them

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