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Broccoli 'Choice Selection Mix' (Purple Sprouting)Brassica oleracea (Italica Group)

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Broccoli 'Choice Selection Mix' comprises:

b>Broccoli 'Red Admiral' F1 hybrid - High yields of small headed purple spears with an excellent flavour.

b>Broccoli 'Rudolph' - Vigorous plants produce early yields of large spears.

b>Broccoli 'Cardinal' - Medium sized spears of good flavour are produced late in the season for a longer cropping period.

Description Sowing More Info Delivery

A choice mix of three British bred Sprouting Broccoli varieties provide top quality, large purple spears throughout the winter and spring at a time when fresh vegetables are often in short supply. Height: 90cm (35"). Spread: 60cm (24").


  • Broccoli 'Choice Selection Mix' comprises:
  • Broccoli 'Red Admiral' F1 hybrid - High yields of small headed purple spears with an excellent flavour.
  • Broccoli 'Rudolph' - Vigorous plants produce early yields of large spears.
  • Broccoli 'Cardinal' - Medium sized spears of good flavour are produced late in the season for a longer cropping period.

Companion planting: Try growing broccoli with Nasturtiums to draw cabbage white butterflies away from your crop, and mint to help deter flea beetles.


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Kitchen Garden

Hardy

Full sun

90cm (35.4in)

60cm (23.6in)

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Water sprouting broccoli plants regularly and do not allow them to dry out as this may impair their development. Hoe between plants regularly to prevent weeds from establishing and bring insect larvae to the surface. Purple sprouting broccoli should be harvested before the flowers open. Pick shoots when they are 15cm (6") long. Regular picking will encourage more shoots to be produced. Don't remove the large leaves as these will protect the next batch of shoots as they develop. Culinary note: Sprouting broccoli is suitable for freezing.

Sow sprouting broccoli seeds in a well-prepared seed bed from March to June at a depth of 13mm (1/2") and spaced 30cm (12") apart. Transplant to their final positions around 5 weeks later when the seedlings have four or five leaves.


When growing purple sprouting broccoli, choose a sheltered position in firm, rich fertile, well drained soil in full sun. Prepare the soil in early spring by adding plenty of well rotted farmyard manure to the soil to improve its structure and fertility. Plant purple sprouting broccoli deeply for stability at a distance of 60cm (24") apart, and cover with a protective netting or fleece to prevent attack from birds and insects. Water the plants thoroughly after planting.

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