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calabrese 'Green Magic' F1
calabrese / Brassica oleracea (Italica Group) 'Green Magic' F1
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- approx 100 seeds
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- Position: full sun
- Soil: fertile, moist but well-drained, firm soil
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