Delivery: Mid March to Late March

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Brassica Extra Early Collection x 32 plants

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  • Catalogue Code 1080-5395
  • Pack Contents: 32x Brassica Plants, 8x of Each Variety
  • From young plant to ripe crops in 10-12 weeks
  • 32 cabbages and relatives for the spring and summer
  • National Vegetable Society and Royal Horticultural Society approved

Extra Early Brassica Plants are a great way to give you some of the earliest crops of brussels, cabbage, calabrese and cauliflower - plant them this March and you could be harvesting from May – just two months after for an extra quick turn-around.

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 Maybach - An excellent, early maturing variety that will not 'blow' in warm weather.
  • Brussels Sprout Clodius - Dependable solid, round sprouts ready in time for the Christmas period and continuing for the remainder of winter when other green vegetables are scarce.

We’ve already sown the seeds in autumn, 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 you good harvest from your garden as early as May so you can harvest them before persistent brassica pests are around like cabbage white caterpillar and whitefly.

We recommend you water your bed before planting and put the plant in backfilling and firming the soil lightly around the plant.

Row Spacing
30-45cm

Features

  • RHS Award of Garden Merit
  • F1 Hybrids are crossed varieties that are exceptionally vigorous and longer lasting
  • 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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02-May-2018
Rating:5

good value for money nothing has perished

19-Apr-2018
Rating:1

Plants almost bent double, did not straighten up after being potted on as advised very dissapointed.

20-Apr-2017
Rating:4

as above ...no complaints

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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