Calabrese - Fiesta F1
An impressive variety which produces large domed heads, with a consistent weight of 340g (12oz) with medium heads during the late summer-autumn period. Broccoli Fiesta F1 has numerous secondary side shoots that are produced once the centre head is harvested. Also has an outstanding tolerance to heat. Ideal for freezing.
Sow seeds from mid-May to June thinly in a prepared seedbed 1-2cm deep. Keep well-watered and cover with fine netting to deter birds and cabbage caterpillar attack. Transplant when large enough to handle into well prepared, firm soil allowing 45x38cm between plants. Plant firmly with lower leaves just above soil level. Water regularly during dry weather to minimise heads running to flower. Prefers a rich, moist, well-drained soil. It has a long cropping period and is ready to harvest from August to October.