Broccoli (Calabrese) Marathon | Tray of 20 Plug Plants
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Broccoli (Calabrese) Marathon | Tray of 20 Plug Plants

Broccoli Marathon is a medium late variety producing large, very attractive, fine grained blue-green heads with good cold and disease resistance and excellent holding ability.

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Available to order, choose your dispatch week.  

Available to order, choose your dispatch week.

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310022 Price:  £4.99

Broccoli Marathon is a medium late variety producing large, very attractive, fine grained blue-green heads with good cold and disease resistance and excellent holding ability. Maturity time 70-80 days. Our Broccoli plug plants can be planted directly outside into growing beds

Brand:  Brookside Nursery
Supplied as:  20 Small Plug Plants
Eventual Height:  90cm
Position:  Sun or Partial Shade
Harvesting Period:  June to October
Spacing:  30 cm (12in)

Free UK delivery on all orders over £40!

For all orders under £40 in value we make a one off P&P charge of £3.95 per order.

Smaller orders are dispatched via Royal Mail 24, larger orders via Parcelforce.

We are the only online plug plants supplier to offer a choice of a specific dispatch week for your order. When placing your order, use the drop down box above to select your required dispatch week. You can also alter dispatch weeks in the shopping basket.

All our plug plants are shipped in specially designed packaging to keep the root system in place and the foliage protected in transit.

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We can also deliver plants to most EU countries. Delivery charges are dependant on the delivery country and start from £19.99 per order.  For more information about international deliveries, please click here.

Our Plug Plants

Our plug plants are supplied in four sizes; small, medium, large and jumbo plugs....
The foliage height will differ depending on variety.

Small Plugs - Trays of 40
The most economical way to purchase your plants. Securely rooted, strong plants in mini-plugs of compost. Will need to be transplanted and grown on a windowsill, or in a greenhouse or conservatory, before planting out ready to flower. Compost volume around 2.3cm deep x 1.3cm square. Foliage height 1.5cm-5cm depending on variety)

Medium Plugs - Trays of 20
Our brassicas and lettuce are sold as medium plugs. Securely rooted, strong plants in mini-plugs of compost. Will need to be transplanted and grown for a short while on a windowsill, or in a greenhouse or conservatory, before planting out ready to flower. Compost volume around 3cm deep x 2cm square. Foliage height 1.5cm-5cm depending on variety)

Large Plugs - Packs of 5
Pot Ready, Large, Healthy plants, individually rooted in large plugs of compost. Ideal for planting into baskets, containers or small areas in the garden. Best results achieved if grown on for a short while in 9cm pots prior to planting out if planting straight into garden borders. Tender varieties will need protecting from frost. Compost volume around 4cm deep x 3.5cm square. Foliage height 5cm-12cm depending on variety)

Jumbo  Plugs - Packs of 3
Our premium perennials are supplied as Jumbo plugs. These plans would benefit from potting into large pots (5” upwards”) for a few weeks before planting out in the garden.  Compost volume around 5cm deep x 5cm square. Foliage height 5cm-20cm depending on variety)

  • This flavoursome variety is ready to plant straight out into your prepared growing bed approx. 40cms apart.  Dig the bed over adding organic matter. Do not let the plants become root bound in pots as this can make them form small heads.
  • Although the plants prefer to be planted outside in cooler weather, protect them if a heavy frost is forecast in your area in the early days of growth.
  • As the plants mature either stake them with a cane or draw up the soil around the stems to stop them toppling. This is called ‘earthing up’.
  • Protect broccoli with fine netting that is no more than 1cm wide.  This will stop butterflies getting to the plants.
  • Apply a granular high-nitrogen fertiliser to encourage a big main head of broccoli.  Side shoots will produce smaller florets, which can be harvested when ready.
  • Generally, crops may be ready to harvest approx. 70-80 days after planting.
  • Broccoli freezes well, so break it up into small florets and pop into the freezer in a freezer bag to use at a later date.

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