Brassica oleracea (Italica Group) 'Red Arrow'
Brocolli 'Red Arrow'
Brassica oleracea Broccoli 'Red Arrow' was developed by Dr. Gray of Wellesbourne. A vast improvement on exisiting strains, cropping 1 week earlier and yielding up to 20% more. 'Red Arrow' produces vigorous, vitamin-rich plants with lots of tender flower buds. An extremely useful and easy-to-grow, hardy winter vegetable, providing lots of tasty purple heads (which turn green when cooked) during late February/March.
This variety has an RHS Award of Garden Merit.
|Awards||RHS Award of Garden Merit|
|Botanical name||Brassica oleracea (Italica Group)|
|Common name||Brocolli 'Red Arrow'|
|Foliage colour||Green, Purple|
|Plant type||Vegetable Seeds|
|Season of interest||Spring|
|Time to maturity||1 - 2 years|
|Ultimate height||0.1m - 0.5m|
|Ultimate spread||0.1m - 0.5m|
|Useful/additional information||Sow seeds in a well prepared seed bed in mid to late spring in drills 1cm ( ½in) deep, spaced 30cm (12in) apart. When the seedlings have four or five leaves transplant to their final quarters 75x75cm (3x3in) apart.They will grow in most soils but must be planted firmly. Water well until they become established. Harvest in late winter/early spring by snapping off the flowering shoots before the flowers open. Don't remove the large leaves as these will protect the next batch of shoots.|