Green Sprouting Calabrese is loved for the delicate flavor of the side shoots that grow once the main head has been harvested.
The head is best cut at between 4 – 6 inches, and tastes great boiled whole and served with a mature cheddar cheese sauce.
Once the main head has gone the plant goes to work vigorously producing side shoots which are delectable and nutritious, and used in many dishes (including Asian).
Easy to grow and very hardy, Green Sprouting Calabrese is a prolific producer for most of the year.
Sow seeds in early spring or late summer, and enjoy a bountiful harvest of Calabrese spears for most of the year. Grow in all Zones (3-9). Sowing directions are on each packet.
Zones: 3 – 9
Light: Full Sun
Sow outdoors in early spring or late summer. Sow 2-4 seeds 1/4″ deep, 12″ apart in rows 12″ wide. Keep moist until established. Harvest main head when 4″-6″ to encourage side shoots.
Planting instructions are included on the seed envelope.
Seeds are viable for the current year and stored in environmental conditions that promote seed life (Dark/Dry/Cool).
Plant with confidence!