broccoli (purple sprouting) 'Claret' F1

broccoli (purple sprouting) / Brassica oleracea (Italica Group) 'Claret' F1

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Buy broccoli (purple sprouting) 'Claret' F1 broccoli (purple sprouting) / Brassica oleracea (Italica Group) 'Claret' F1: Vigorous and heavy cropping variety

  • Position: full sun
  • Soil: fertile, well drained, moisture-retentive and firm

    An extremely vigorous and heavy cropping variety with great tasting large and tender shoots. Plants go on to produce many side shoots, giving a long harvest period.
    Winner of an Royal Horticultural Society, Award of Garden Merit for reliability and good performance.
    Part of the seed range produced by Mr Fothergill’s Seeds in partnership with the RHS.

  • Growing Instructions:Sow seeds in a shallow drill in a prepared seedbed in early summer, thinning seedlings to 7-10cm apart and transplanting onto the vegetable plot once they reach 10cm tall. Space plants about 60cm apart and firm in well. You can also sow into free-draining seed compost in pots or seed trays. Protect from slugs and net against pigeons.

  • Sow: March - May

  • Harvest: March - June

  • Approximate quantity: 60 seeds.

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