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    Default Nine Star perennial broccoli/cauliflower

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    I grew these little fellas from seed last year

    Can anyone tell me how big the heads grow? I've read "tennis ball size" but I don't think mine will grow that big. Just wondering when to cut some heads - presumably the central one is chopped first?
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    Not sure as I don't play tennis
    the big one looks ready to cut now.

    Really just replying so I get the update emails as i have one young plant to try (and possibly take cuttings next year). I've usually grown annual cauliflowers for their vitamin packed leaves (at least that's what I've told my family when I force them to eat them) - as I've rarely got a decent head on mine (then I blink and they go to seed)


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    I've not thought of taking cuttings from them Must have a look tomorrow, see if there's anything suitable.
    I have 3 plants and I think you'd need more than one to pick enough for a meal. Early days yet.
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    Jay-ell - you can subscribe to the thread without replying?!

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    Default Looking for seeds

    VC, can you tell me where you got your seeds from? I had a pack sitting in my seed box for years and decided to have a clear out and gave them away. I've since tried to find them and am unable to. I asked the recipient of my seeds if they had any left and they chucked them out .

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    look on line,lots of places seem to have them,type in the name and choose i has got plants fro the end of september,buy 5 or more for 1.30 each
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    I think although places list them there is still availability issues. Victoriana don't seem to have the seeds listed anymore. The plants are here https://www.victoriananursery.co.uk/..._N_Come_Again/
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    I've looked online for seeds and visited local seed suppliers in case they had any but no one seems to stock them. Looks like I'll be buying plants. Thanks for the link Norfolkgrey.
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