This plant has no fragrance
Green Sprouting Broccoli Overview
Brassica oleracea var. italica 'Calabrese', also known as Sprouting Broccoli or Green Sprouting Broccoli produces small green flower heads and tender stalks. This is an excellent autumn crop for cold climates that can be used either fresh or frozen. Not only are the flower heads edible but so are the stalks, buds, and leaves.
Common problems with Green Sprouting Broccoli
This variety is very disease resistant but can be affected by Cabbage White butterfly. Remove any yellowing or fallen leaves and burn them to prevent fungal diseases.
Green Sprouting Broccoli Companion Plants
Borage, onions, spring onions, leeks, cucumber, celery, dill, rosemary, sage, nasturtium
How to harvest Green Sprouting Broccoli
Harvest the central head 8-10 weeks after planting out the seedlings when it is fully developed but still compact in late winter to late spring. Cut the heads while they're in a tight bud; Pick once a week in cool weather and twice a week in warm weather to encourage the development of side shoots.
How to propagate Green Sprouting Broccoli
Sow seeds directly, 10-15 mm deep and 30 cm apart in Summer. Germination takes 7-12 days. Or start seeds indoors and transplant once they are 6-8 cm high, 30 cm apart, in drills of 2.5 cm deep.
Special features of Green Sprouting Broccoli
Green Sprouting Broccoli is a heavy feeder and the crops should be rotated more often than once every four years to prevent the risk of club root infestation.
Other uses of Green Sprouting Broccoli
Edibles to Sow Outdoors in May
If the soil is warm enough, sow direct into prepared beds.
Edibles to Plant Out in August.
Young plants started off indoors can now be planted out.