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Characteristics: Annual vegetable
Seed per packet: 30
Broccoletii is a green vegetable similar to broccoli but with smaller florets and longer, thin stalks. Often misidentified as young broccoli, it is a hybrid of broccoli and kai-lan.
The entire vegetable is consumable, including the occasional yellow flower. Common cooking methods include sautéing, steaming, boiling, and stir frying. In Japan, it is highly popular as a spring vegetable and usually eaten steamed. Its flavour is sweet, with notes of both broccoli and asparagus.
Nutritionally, it is high in vitamin C and contains vitamin A, calcium, folate, and iron.
Adaptable to most good garden soils, prefers an open sunny position.
Tropical: Autumn & Winter
Temperate: Late Summer to Spring.
Cool climate: Late Spring to early Summer
Sow: 6mm deep
For best results sow in trays od seed raising mix and transplant when 6cm tall.
Plant space: 40cm
Row Space: 40cm
Germination: 5-10 days
Maturity: 8-10 weeks