Brassica oleracea (Italica Group)
Calabrese is a variety of Broccoli which is a member of the Mustard family. Its botanical name is Brassica oleracea (Italica Group) 'Calabrese'. Calabrese is a heirloom (open pollinated) variety.
Compact, early with a medium sized head which is 4-5 inches (10-12.5 cm) across. Vigorous producer of large side shoots which form after main head is cut. If you let it produce side shoots, space it at 24 inches (60 cm) since the plant gets huge. Nice sweet taste, tender shoots. Good for both spring and fall planting.Calabrese grows as an Annual and is a Vegetable. Being an Annual, it tends to grow best over the course of a single year. Calabrese is known for growing to a height of approximately 75.0 cm (2.44 feet).
Calabrese Broccoli tends to need a moderate amount of maintenance, so ensuring that you are aware of the soil, sun, ph and water requirements for this plant is quite important to ensure you have a happy and healthy plant.
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How to grow Broccoli 'Calabrese'
Growing Calabrese from seed
By our calculations, you should look at sowing Calabrese about 42 days before your last frost date.
Broccoli 'Calabrese' information
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