Broccoli 'Brokali Apollo'

Brassica oleracea ‘Brokali Apollo’

Broccoli, chinese kale

  • Botanical name: Brassica oleracea 'Brokali Apollo'
  • Common name: Broccoli, chinese kale
  • Family: Brassicaceae
  • Plant Type: Vegetable

Broccoli is a tasty and nutritious vegetable that can survive temperatures down to -12°C. Chinese kale is a leafy brassica with a flavour stronger than that of broccoli. Choose the right varieties of both and timing your seed sowing well, you could harvest crops from autumn right through to early summer.

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Broccoli ‘Brokali Apollo’ is a hybrid cultivar, resulting from a cross between broccoli and Chinese kale, producing tasty, tender stems similar to those of sprouting broccoli. Like other brassicas, broccoli ‘Brokali Apollo’ thrives in a fairly heavy, alkaline soil – if your soil is acidic, add lime. Grow in a sheltered spot in firm, rich, well-drained soil in full sun.

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Plant deeply, 60cm apart, and protect from birds and insects. Water well after planting.

How to grow Brassica 'Brokali Apollo'

  • Plant size

    60cm height

    75cm spread

  • Sun exposure: Full sun
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Soil type: Well drained / light / sandy / clay / heavy / moist / chalky / alkaline

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Brassica 'Brokali Apollo' and wildlife

Brassica 'Brokali Apollo' has no particular known value to wildlife in the UK.

Is Brassica 'Brokali Apollo' poisonous?

Brassica 'Brokali Apollo' has no toxic effects reported.

No reported toxicity to:

No reported toxicity to Birds

No reported toxicity to Cats

No reported toxicity to Dogs

No reported toxicity to Horses

No reported toxicity to Livestock

No reported toxicity to People

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