Broccoli 'Green Magic'

Brassica oleracea var. italica ‘Green Magic’


  • Botanical name: Brassica oleracea var. italica 'Green Magic'
  • Common name: Broccoli
  • Family: Brassicaceae
  • Plant Type: Vegetable

Broccoli is a tasty and nutritious vegetable that can survive temperatures down to -12°C. Choose the right varieties and time your seed sowing well, and you could harvest crops from autumn right through to early summer. The leaves are also edible. Once the central head has been cut, smaller sideshoots will be produced.


Broccoli ‘Green Magic’ is an early maturing variety with a tasty flavour and resistance to white rust. Like other brassicas, broccoli ‘Green Magic’ 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. The Royal Horticultural Society has given Broccoli ‘Green Magic’ the prestigious Award of Garden Merit.


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

How to grow Brassica 'Green Magic'

  • Plant size

    50cm height

    50cm spread

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

Plant calendar

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
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Do not Harvest in January

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Brassica 'Green Magic' and wildlife

Brassica 'Green Magic' has no particular known value to wildlife in the UK.

Is Brassica 'Green Magic' poisonous?

Brassica 'Green Magic' 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

Plants that go well with Brassica 'Green Magic'