Chinese broccoli

Chinese broccoli

Plant these in a prepared site, in a cool but moist spot, with high organic and nitrogen levels.  Apply a general fertiliser prior to planting if needed.

Sowing time

May – August.

Crop care

This variety can tolerate hotter summer temperatures than other varieties, as well as light frost. For a very early crop you can sow under cover in spring. Plant them out 12cm (5”) apart with 10cm 4”) between rows for young plants and space out by 30cm (12”) apart for mature plants. Large plants can take nine to ten weeks to mature.

Harvest

Cut the main shoot first to encourage side shoots as you would with normal broccoli. Harvest as required. This variety is used mostly in cooked dishes.