"Sebastian" broccoli (Brassica oleracea convar. botrytis var. cymosa), an early variety for spring and autumn cultivation, is characterized by its relatively short vegetation cycle, easy cultivation and rich harvest. It forms beautifully coloured, dark green, large and densely packed florets. Broccoli rosettes with their intense flavour are ideal for serving as a side dish. Additionally, they contain plenty of easily digestible proteins, A, B-complex and C vitamins as well as minerals, like iron and calcium.
This universal cultivar can be grown from seedlings produced early in spring or from direct sow end of spring/ beginning of summer. Depending on the expected harvest time, well developed seedlings are transplanted to borders mid-spring or after the 10th of July. "Sebastian" broccoli needs fertile, moist, humous, deeply cultivated soils enriched with organic fertilizers. Large rosettes can be harvested between 30 and 50 days after planting of the seedlings, in June or end of August/ beginning of September. (The later term concerns autumn cultivation).
The package contains 2 g of "Sebastian" broccoli seeds. A growing guide and the sow-by date are included in the package information.