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Brussels Sprouts, broccoli, cabbage and cauliflower are just a few of the vegetables classed as brassica and there are plenty to choose from in our online range. Be sure to cover young plants with fine netting to deter birds and other pests.
Cabbage 'Hispi' F1 Hybrid (Summer)
Brassica oleracea (Capitata Group)
Versatile Summer Cabbage ‘Hispi’ can be grown at virtually any season of the year and comes to maturity faster than cabbages bred for specific seasons. Even autumn sown, it will beat the earliest of the spring cabbages and a Jan/Feb sowing will also fill the late spring gap in cropping. This RHS AGM variety is a strong and uniform pointed type, with a beautifully sweet flavour. Cabbage ‘Hispi’ has good bolt resistance and needs little growing space so it is ideal for growing in small gardens where space is at a premium. Height: 40cm (16”). Spread: 60cm (24”).
Andrew Tokely says: "I always sow this cabbage in early March, and I harvest the first sweet and tender hearts by mid June. This is far quicker than traditional spring cabbage sown in the autumn and the flavour is miles better too."
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Kale 'Starbor' F1 Hybrid
Brassica oleracea (Acephala Group)This uniform variety can be grown year round on the windowsill for a constant supply of tasty baby leaves. If grown outdoors for a mature crop, Kale ‘Starbor’ produces delicious blue-green leaves with a superb flavour and texture. The densely curled leaves are extremely winter hardy and stand well for harvesting over a very long period. Height: 40cm (16"). Spread: 45cm (18"). More info
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