Broccoli ‘Belstar’ F1
Belstar is a terrific new variety of Broccoli for planting in late winter, spring, summer and autumn for a crop of delicious broccoli just about the whole year round. Belstar has a beautiful blue-green head, plenty of side shoots and terrific flavour. A strong performer the year round. Heads up well even in winter here at Lambley. Gives a good number of side shoots after main head is cut. Sow seeds from early August to late March. 66 days from transplant to harvest.
When to sow: Late winter to autumn
Where to sow: For early planting use trays in a warm indoor position or in drills in a prepared bed for later sowings (see below)
Depth to sow: 5mm
Aspect: Full sun or as sunny a spot as possible.
Soil: Prepared, well drained, fertilised soil. Add lime if soil is too acid.
Spacing: Between plants 35 to 40cm
Between rows 60cm
Directions: Sow broccoli seed in two ways. For early sowings plant in seed trays on bottom heat from mid-August until early November. Later sowings can be planted in a 5mm deep drill in outside seed beds and then transplanted six weeks later into the final position.
Packet 30 seeds