Brassica oleracea (Italica Group) 'Spiridon'
Broccoli - F1 Hybrid 'Spiridon'
Brassica oleracea 'Spirindon' is the latest maturing variety with some good frost tolerance to extend the cutting of quality heads and 'side-shoots' well into the autumn. It produces domed heads, average 400-500g on erect, open plants which allow good air circulation to minimise disease. Prefers moist, rich, well drained soil.
|Botanical name||Brassica oleracea (Italica Group)|
|Common name||Broccoli - F1 Hybrid 'Spiridon'|
|Plant type||Vegetable Seeds|
|Season of interest||Autumn|
|Time to maturity||1 - 2 years|
|Ultimate height||0.1m - 0.5m|
|Ultimate spread||0.1m - 0.5m|
|Useful/additional information||Sow seeds in May for the best quality crops in late autumn. Sow seeds thinly in a well prepared seedbed, 1cm deep. Transplant seedlings when large enough to handle, allowing 38cm (15in) apart each way. Plant firmly and keep well watered until established. Net against pigeons and cabbage caterpillar.Water Calabrese 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. The main heads of Calabrese can be harvested from September when they reach 1cm (4in) in diameter, before the flowers open. Leave the plant in the ground to allow sideshoots to develop. These can be harvested when they are 1cm (4in) long. Regular picking will encourage more shoots to be produced. Culinary note: Calabrese is suitable for freezing.|