Romanesco Broccoli

Brassica oleracea

75 Days from transplant

25 Seeds

Grown in Italy since the 16th Century, as Broccolo Romanesco, with tastes described as broccoli and cauliflower, slightly nutty, and having an intense broccoli flavour. It’s shades of chartreuse and apple green, and crazy fractal logarithmic spirals of buds, this brassica is very popular in Italy and with chefs around the world for its flavour and look. Well adapted to Northern climates, and very frost tolerant.

Growing Directions

Sow seeds 1/4″ deep, indoors 6-8 weeks before last frost. Transplant outdoors a week before last frost, 2-3′ apart in full sun. as these are heavy feeders, amend soil with compost and water regularly.

Calabrese Green Sprouting Broccoli

Brassica oleracea

Calabrese Broccoli seeds  

80 Days

40 Seeds

Brought to North America in the 1880’s by immigrants from the toe of the Italian boot area named Calabria. This broccoli strain produces 6-8″ delicious green heads. If bent over or laid on its side after harvesting the centre head, it will produce an abundance of side shoots. Very frost tolerant.

Growing Directions

Sow seeds 1/4″ deep, indoors 4-6 weeks before last frost. Transplant or sow directly outdoors 18-24″ apart in full sun 2-3 weeks before last frost. Plants will benefit from 2-3″ of compost or a thin layer of manure before planting.

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