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Broccoli Calabrese Samson F1


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A vigorous variety with tightly packed heads and great flavour
    Calabrese broccoli is named after Calabria in Italy. These vigorous plants produce large, dense, dome-shaped heads on thick stems, followed by further crops of smaller side shoots. Broccoli is considered one of nature’s Super Foods due to its unusually high levels of vitamins and minerals.
  • A taste of the Mediterranean
  • Steam, bake, stir fry, soup, casseroles, roasting
  • Exciting and delicious varieties
  • Plant Attributes

    • Position: Partial Sun
    • Suitable Climate Zone(s):
      • Tropical
      • Subtropical
      • Arid
      • Cool
    • Flowering Time(s): Winter, Autumn


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    How to use

    1. Bring some salted water to the boil in a large sauce pan.
    2. Cut the broccoli heads into small florets then place in boiling water and cook for 3 minutes or until tender. Remove broccoli from water and transfer to a bowl, keep the water in the saucepan boiling.
    3. Place half the broccoli in a food processor with 2 tbs oil. Season with salt and pepper then add 40g of parmesan cheese and process to a paste. Pour into the bowl with remaining broccoli.
    4. Add Orecchiette pasta to your boiling water and cook until al dente. Drain, drizzle with olive oil and lightly toss.
    5. Cook remaining oil, garlic, chillies and anchovies in a separate pan over medium heat for 2 minutes or until anchovies have broken up. Add remaining ingredients and cook, tossing, for 2 minutes.
    6. Squeeze lemon over pasta, season and toss well to combine. Scatter with parmesan just before serving.

    General Precautions

    Not suitable for children under 3 years of age, contains small parts. Adult supervision required.

    Sizes/Options Available

    50 Seeds

    General Retail Stockists

    Bunnings Warehouse and Independent Garden Retailers