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Broccoli Calabrese in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Brassica oleracea var. Italica Calabrese

 

Broccoli Calabrese

Broccoli is a type of brassica that has flowering heads eaten as a vegetable, and considered by many to be a "superfood" because of its nutritional benefits..Calabrese is an Autumn type of broccoli, usually with green flowering heads.

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plant Features
  • Broccoli Calabrese likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Broccoli Calabrese likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

  • Broccoli Calabrese is full frost hardy: 5f (-15°c)

    Full Frost Hardy: 5F (-15°C)

  • Broccoli Calabrese likes free draining and fertile

    Free draining and fertile

 
plant information

Common name

Broccoli Calabrese

Latin name

Brassica oleracea var. Italica Calabrese

type

Vegetable

family

Brassicaceae

ph

6.0 - 7.0 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Broccoli Calabrese likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Frost

    Broccoli Calabrese is full frost hardy: 5f (-15°c)

    Full Frost Hardy: 5F (-15°C)

  • Soil

    Broccoli Calabrese likes free draining and fertile

    Free draining and fertile

  • Water

    Broccoli Calabrese likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

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full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Broccoli Calabrese is 0.40meters x 1.00meters 0.40 M 1.00 M

Brassica oleracea var. Italica Calabrese

Broccoli is a type of brassica that has flowering heads eaten as a vegetable, and considered by many to be a "superfood" because of its nutritional benefits..Calabrese is an Autumn type of broccoli, usually with green flowering heads.


Propagating by seed

From Early Spring TO Early Summer

Sow seeds in trays in the greenhouse in Spring, or outdoors from after last frosts. Sow the seeds about 1" apart, in damp compost, cover with compost, then water, and label. Keep the compost moist, but not wet,.and thin out the weaker plants as they grow.

 

Planting

From Early Summer TO Mid Summer

Seedlings started off in the greenhouse should be hardened off gradually before being planted outside. Plant 12" - 24" apart (depending on the size of the variety being grown) and allow at least 1' between rows. Firm the plants in well, and give them a really good puddle of water. Seedlings that were sown direct in the soil should be thinned out to 12" apart (or replanted)

 
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