Overwintering sprouting broccoli

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John Cullen asked 16 years ago

I have been told that it is possible to overwinter Sprouting Broccoli as you would Spring Cabbage. I haven’t been able to find an overwintering variety in the shops.The best I came across was one for sowing in February.This is not bad but it is not what I am looking for.229Do you know of an overwintering variety.I was thinking of trying one of the Spring varieties anyway to see what happens. Much obliged for any help

1 Answers

Gerry Daly Staff answered 6 years ago
Sprouting broccoli is only grown for spring use. It is related to calbrese or green broccoli but it has small flower heads.

It is sown in April/May and planted out about six or eght weeks later and crops in spring. It may need to be netted against pigeons.