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Calabrese Green Sprouting Broccoli
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Calabrese Green Sprouting Broccoli (300 seeds) (BR101) $2.50
BULK SEED 1 OZ (BR101C) $5.00

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Calabrese Green Sprouting Broccoli

         
 
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An Italian heirloom brought to America in the 1880s; 5”-8” heads and many side shoots.
 
Calabrese Green Sprouting Broccoli
Overall Rating:
         
4.5
 
 
Number of Reviews: 25
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 3.0

84.0% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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8 out of 10 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Art
Location:
Babcock, WI, United States
Date:
January 29, 2017
          5.0
 
Growing Calabrese in 2017
Easy to Grow 0.0
EarlyMaturity 0.0
 

What are the pros? Did well last year.

What are the cons? No negatives

Review:

We are impressed with this variety. Three plants produced more side sprouting heads than we could keep up with; I froze some of the extra. I'm growing it again this year. Does well in sandy loam on the riverbank here in central Wisconsin. Great flavor too. We picked our last heads in early December due to a mild fall season, and this frost-hardy variety of broccoli!

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No

10 out of 11 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Doug K
Location:
Hart, MI, United States
Date:
November 26, 2016
          5.0
 
Grew to like this
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 4.5
 

What are the pros? Ease of it all

What are the cons? none

Review:

I really didn't understand what a sprouting broccoli was, so at first, I was a little disappointed in this plant. I have been looking, unsuccessfully, for many years for an OP broccoli that thrives here in my speck of Michigan - Zone 6A - sandy soil, so I can save the seeds. I have grown to love this plant. I wander down to the garden every three days and harvest enough broccoli shoots for supper and a few thrown in the freezer. These five plants have produced right up until now - after a couple good hard freezes. I have all the broccoli I need, it's a fine flavored plant, and it was kind of a laid back way of happening. I liked that - and I'm saving seeds.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No

20 out of 20 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Ron
Location:
Nederland, TX, United States
Date:
February 23, 2016
          5.0
 
Grreat for me
Easy to Grow 4.5
EarlyMaturity 4.0
 

What are the pros? Dependability, taste,

What are the cons? None

Review:

This is a GREAT variety for us down here in SETexas. I plant it in September and in a couple of months start harvesting. It produces all winter for me. One nice sized head and then MANY small shoots. The taste is very good but of course needs cool, wet weather. I see on another review it was bitterish which I am sure was because of hot weather.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No

24 out of 25 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
ehartman
Location:
Bigfork, MT, United States
Date:
November 24, 2015
          4.0
 
Likes the cold
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 3.0
 

What are the pros? Lots of florets

What are the cons? Long time to mature

Review:

Planted these indoors around the beginning of May and planted the first week of June. Next year I will start seeds earlier. It took off, and the first few broccoli heads we got in August were compact and pungent, almost sulphuric. Given, this is a cold weather crop and it was a VERY hot and dry summer, so it may have effected its growth habit. It REALLY took off once the weather cooled off. Broccoli started sprouting in shoots everywhere off the main plant and tasted MUCH better. I know that Kale, and all other cool weather crops, can also be finicky about the temperature when it comes to flavor, so no surprise there. I think ONE single plant produces enough to make 2-4 batches of brocolli salad for a family of four as the broccoli seems to ramp up production in Sept-Oct. I probably would have gotten a little more if the deer hadn't finally hopped the fence. Never got any large head on this, just a bunch of smaller florets which are perfect for easy use. The stems would make great slaw

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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25 out of 26 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Momo
Location:
Eugene, OR, United States
Date:
July 17, 2015
          5.0
 
Our favorite green broccoli
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? Everything

What are the cons? None

Review:

I have grown this for several years. The central head is good sized. The size and number of side shoots are fantastic. The shoots, flowers and leaves are very sweet. This is delicious and tender, raw or lightly cooked. We will continue to plant this every year for both a spring and fall harvest.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No
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