Broccoli Rapini 100 Seeds
Harvest before hot weather. No central head but many strap-leaves and side-shoots. Looks like mustard with many 1.6cm green buds. Early European branching variety for tops and tender flower shoots, will not winter over.
Keep well-watered as seedlings. If left without water they will bolt to seed and be inedible. The plants should grow to develop plenty of large healthy leaves, then the green flowerheads follow, which are cut for eating. Leave the plant growing after cutting the main flowerhead, and get additional crops from the sideshoots which will develop.
Watch for cabbage white butterflies and remove the eggs and caterpillars as soon as possible.
There are two main types of broccoli. The purple sprouting is hardier. The heading varieties cope well with warmer weather.
Once a plant opens its yellow flowers then it is generally past eating as the flavour gets a bit overpowering and the plant gets very woody. Harvest them sooner rather than later.
'Broccolini' is a variety grown for the edible stalks. Grow fast with plenty of water and food, and pick as soon as possible.
- Sow Moderate Climate: Sep-Mr
- Sow Warm Climate: Aug-Apr
- Sow Sub-Tropical Climate: Feb-Jun
- Sow Tropical Climate: Mar-Jun
- Sowing Method: Raise Seedlings or Sow Direct
- Depth: 6mm
- Row Spacing: 40-60cm
- Plant Spacing: 35-45
- Soil Temp: 20-25 °C
- Emerge: 15-25 Days
- Harvest: 70-130 Days
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