Brassica oleracea (Botrytis Group) 'F1 Stromboli'
6 months to reach maturity
This plant has a mild fragrance
Broccoli 'Stromboli' Overview
Brassica oleracea 'F1 Stromboli' is commonly known as Broccoli 'Stromboli' produces long dark green florets ideal for stir fries or roast dinners. It is well known as being a healthy addition to the dinner table, being rich in nutritional value. It is a source of vitamin A, B and C, iron, fibre, calcium and zinc among others. Sow between September and October (Northern Hemisphere) to overwinter for late winter and early spring harvests, or sow from February for harvests in early summer. Sowing successionally for extended harvests. Its one of the easiest crops to grow yourself! From the Latin "brachium" and Italian "Brocco", the name Broccoli means "arm" or "branch" and is a plant in the cabbage family and very well adapted to growing in cool climates.
Common problems with Broccoli 'Stromboli'
Broccoli 'Stromboli' Companion Plants
How to harvest Broccoli 'Stromboli'
It is essential to cut the flower heads off before they flower. Do this while the plant is still green. Cut the head off while still attached to the stem as well as the leaves. The plant will continue to produce side shoots, and when ready these to can be harvested in turn. Transplanted seedlings should reach maturity between 60 and 70 days.
How to propagate Broccoli 'Stromboli'
Preferably sow seeds just below the surface, 1-2 cm deep. Plant separate seedlings more or less 45 cm from one another and the rows 90 cm from each other.
Special features of Broccoli 'Stromboli'
Other uses of Broccoli 'Stromboli'
Often eaten as a cooked vegetable or added to soups.