Calabrese 'Chevalier F1'

Calabrese - Calabrese  'Chevalier F1'

Common Name: Calabrese
Genus: Calabrese
Cultivar: 'Chevalier F1'

Category: Fruit & Vegetables

Hardiness: Half-HardyHeight: 0.60 m (60 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sunSpread: 0.45 m (45 cm)

Soil Type: Normal/Loam
Soil Moisture: Moist, but well drained
Sow Spacing: 30.0 cm
Harvest: July to September
Months to Sow Ouside: May & June

A reliably generous variety which produces good-sized tightly-packed dome-shaped heads. Once cut, dozens of smaller side-shoots spring from the stem giving you a secondary harvest of deep-green deliciously tender sprigs. This is a vigorous maincrop variety to take over from an early type so you can keep picking calabrese right through until the first frosts in autumn.

  • Growing Instructions:Early sowings can be made into pots or seed trays under cover: pot on as the seedlings grow. Or sow later in spring into shallow drills in a well-prepared seedbed thinning seedlings to 5cm apart. When plants reach 15cm tall transplant to where they are to grow spacing about 30cm apart. Protect from slugs and net against pigeons. Growing calabrese under horticultural fleece or mesh prevents caterpillar damage.

  • Sow: May-June

  • Harvest: July-September

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