Calabrese 'Green Magic F1'
Common Name: Calabrese
Cultivar: 'Green Magic F1'
Category: Fruit & Vegetables
|Hardiness: Half-Hardy||Height: 0.60 m (60 cm)|
|Sun/Shade: Full sun||Spread: 0.45 m (45 cm)|
Soil Type: Normal/Loam
Soil Moisture: Moist, but well drained
Sow Spacing: 30.0 cm
Harvest: July & August
Months to Sow Ouside: May & June
Bred for its excellent flavour, this sturdy and reliable calabrese is also high-yielding and disease-resistant, especially to white rust. It produces its big generous heads early in the season especially from sowings made under glass in spring. Once the main head is cut, it produces a second harvest of smaller deliciously tender side-shoots from the stem. Store gluts of calabrese by trimming sprigs and blanching in boiling water for a couple of minutes before packing loosely into bags and freezing.
- Growing Instructions:Early sowings can be made into pots or seed trays under cover: pot on as the seedlings grow. Or sow later in spring into shallow drills in a well-prepared seedbed thinning seedlings to 5cm apart. When plants reach 15cm tall transplant to where they are to grow, spacing about 30cm apart. Protect from slugs and net against pigeons.
- Sow: May-June
- Harvest: July-August
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