Broccoli Seeds

Broccoli, Calabrese - there is a difference of course but most people grow one or the other for their nutritional value so we treat them the same.
Gereral growing instructions for Broccoli and Calabrese seeds.

Broccoli Calabrese
Sampson F1: Uniform
well-rounded, quality
heads of tight beads.
This variety is vigorous
and early cropping,
producing well flavoured
heads over a long season.

50 broccoli seeds per packet
Broccoli Calabrese Sampson F1


Outdoors: sow thinly, March-June, in a seed bed, 1.5cm (?") deep, directly into finely-prepared, well-cultivated, fertile soil, which has already been watered. Seedlings usually appear in 14-28 days.

Transplant 45cm (18") apart when plants are about 10cm (4") tall. Water well until plants are established.

Allow 45cm (18") between rows. Plant firmly and water well. Sowings made every three to four weeks will ensure a continuous supply into autumn. Or sow indoors, February-April, 0.5cm (?") deep, in a tray of compost.

Water well and place in a cold frame or unheated greenhouse. Keep moist. Transplant 5cm (2") apart to other trays, when large enough to handle. Gradually accustom young plants to outside conditions (avoid frosts) before planting out, April-June, into well-cultivated, fertile soil.
Harvest: June-November.

Broccoli extra early
A high quality variety
which produces large
spears with deep purple
heads over a long season.
One of the earliest to crop,
it is at its most delicious
from November onwards.
Around 150 seeds per


Sow thinly, March to June, 1.5cm (??) deep, in a seed bed. Keep soil moist. Transplant seedlings to their growing position in July, spacing 60cm (2?) apart. Plant firmly and water well until established. Harvest: September-March. Pick the young shoots regularly to be sure of getting the best flavour and to encourage further cropping>>>>>>>>>