Growing Calendar for Calabrese Seeds - Marathon
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This variety has really set the standard for performance, yield and quality. It produces medium size, uniform, dense heads of bluish-green 'beads' on sturdy plants that will grow well in almost any soil and under any conditions.
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. Unlike broccoli, calabrese does not cope well with having its roots disturbed.
Like all young brassicas, it is advisable to use netting or bird scarers when planting out.
Medium bluish-green heads, slow to bolt.
Sow Outdoors: March-June thinly ½in (1cm) deep in rows 12in (30cm) apart. Keep soil moist at all times.
Thin Out: 12in (30cm) apart.
Plant Out: May 12in (30cm) apart with 12in (30cm) between each row.
Protect from Cabbage White Butterfly with netting.
a good cropper and always good germination rate
too early to tell.........
not sown yet no reason to doubt quality of seed at this stage
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