Brassica oleracea var. italica (various)

(Purple sprouting broccoli)

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Type
Vegetable
Planted
2019
Edible?
Yes
Culinary Uses?
Yes
Native?
No
Naturally occurring on site?
No
Propagated Here?
Yes

Description

Indispensable hardy winter vegetable  - sow in spring for harvest late winter through to late spring, both as florets and shoots. We increasingly grow undercover here to minimise wild and pest damage in winter. We have grown 'Red Arrow' and 'Rudolph' varieties.

Culinary Uses

Eaten raw or cooked

Provenance

Sown from seeds for varied sources

Cultivation

Needs netting against pests and diseases all summer, but worth the effort.

Maintenance

Pick often when cropping to encourage new shoots.