Sprouting Broccoli: My New Favorite Veggie

tallclover(Zone 8 Maritime Pacific NW)May 13, 2009

Move over bulked-out broccoli, I just harvested some sprouting broccoli, a thinner type that's popular in England. Wow -- sooo much better than the regular variety. It will become a staple in my garden and surprisingly so few gardeners know about it.

Here is a link that might be useful: Photo here and some recipes

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What so many who try it don't realize is that the popular 'Purple Sprouting Broccoli' is summer planted and must overwinter before producing. Spring planted it will just make a big plant that sits there all summer without producing.

    Bookmark   May 15, 2009 at 1:44PM
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frozen_north(Zone 4a - Minnesota)

Does anyone know how cold tolerant purple sprouting broccoli is? My wife planted some by accident and I doubt if it will live through our winters.

    Bookmark   August 15, 2009 at 10:22PM
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