Variedad muy popular y productiva de broccoli calabrese verde, de polinización abierta. Apto para cosechar en Otoño. Las semillas que te ofrecemos de esta variedad son Ecológicas
Calabrese Waltham is a green variety from 1950. It is open-pollinated, very popular and with high performance. It can withstand cold temperatures and even some frost and dry periods, making it an ideal choice for fall harvest. The seeds of this variety we offer are Organic.
It produces dark green heads, compacts with good size, about 15-20 cm. Also it produces a lot of sideways heads, when the main is harvested, they are very tender and tasty. It is a variety particularly suitable for freezing.
Sowing is from April to October, or from March if you plant inside first. We must choose a sunny but with partial shade place. We sow the seeds 1.5 cm deep trying to separate them about 30 cm. If we leave enough space, we will have a longer harvest period as there will be enough space to develop new heads on each plant. We must keep the soil moist, but not too much.
Calabrese is collected while the bud is tight; once a week in cool weather and twice in warmer climates. We use a knife to cut the calabrese leaving a small stem, we choose the heads in the sides. They will last in the fridge for about a week, for longer storage they can be frozen in plastic bags.
It can be eaten fresh in salads. We can also cook steamed (which is better preserved its vitamins and its nice color), in soups, omelettes, pasta, sauces, as a garnish for meat, fish, etc.
Broccoli is a source of vitamins, iron, folic acid and niacin. It has anti-inflammatory antioxidant and detoxifying properties. It helps strengthen eyes and bones, slows aging, improves cardiovascular health, reduces cholesterol and helps in controlling diabetes. It has a very high content of phytonutrients that make it a powerful ally against cancer because these components help the immune system itself to fight disease. Currently it is looking for a possible drug that uses the calabrese in treatments to combat this disease.
We can plant the calabrese close cucumber, garlic, onion, borage and other herbs. It isn't advisable plant them with leek, radish, strawberry, tomato, pepper and mustard.
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