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BROCCOLI - CALABRESE

This variety of broccoli originated in Calabria in Italy. It is one of the easiest to grow and produces one medium to large head which when cut will be followed by a mutitude of smaller heads which will sprout from the nodes along the trunk of the plant. These smaller heads are of ten called Broccolini when sold in shops.

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Brassica oleracea, Botrytis group

This variety of broccoli originated in Calabria in Italy. It is one of the easiest to grow and produces one medium to large head which when cut will be followed by a mutitude of smaller heads which will sprout from the nodes along the trunk of the plant. These smaller heads are of ten called Broccolini when sold in shops. Broccoli is high in vitamins C, K and A, as well as dietry fibre. It also contains multiple nutrients with potent anti-cancer properties. Broccoli has been found to reduce the risk of aggressive prostate cancer. Broccoli consumption has also been shown to be beneficial in the prevention of heart disease. Remember that the benefits of broccoli are greatly reduced if the vegetable is boiled more than ten minutes This variety has blue green leaves and will grow to 70-75cm in height. Plant seeds 0.5-1.0cm deep and 35-50cm apart in rows 50-60cm apart. Broccoli likes a rich garden bed with ample lime or wood ash. Plant Plant from September to April in Temperate districts and one month later in Cool districts. In Tropical areas from February to May or June.

QTY 250 seeds

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