Calabrese - Green Sprouting
This variety does not produce the large central head of the hybrids, but instead throws a profusion of individual spears over a long period starting in August.
Sow the seeds in April and May. As soon as glasshouse seedlings show their first pair of leaves, prick off into trays 5cm apart or thin modules to one seedling per cell. Gradually harden off before planting out, spacing plants 45cm apart between plants and 45cm between the rows. Outdoor sowings should be thinned to 7-10cm apart, then once plants are 15cm tall they can be lifted and transplanted to their final planting positions, spaced the same as detailed above. Ready to harvest from July to September.