Broccoli

Broccoli

The broccoli we enjoy today is the result of careful breeding in the northern Mediterranean starting around the 6th century BC. Starting with the Romans, broccoli has been uniquely valued among Italians. Broccoli came to England from Belgium in the mid-18th century, was first brought to the United States by Southern Italian immigrants but didn’t gain popularity until the 1920s.

Heading broccoli is a cool season crop, but sprouting or leaf broccoli does better in warmer weather.

  • De Cicco Broccoli - (Brassica oleracea)
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    De Cicco Broccoli Seeds - (Brassica oleracea)

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    De Cicco Broccoli Introduced in 1890, this old, reliable European variety sports compact 2-3’ light green plants with 3-4” bluish-green central head, then lots of medium sized side shoots. Maturity is on-going, more variable and productive...
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  • Raab/ Rapini Broccoli - (Brassica rapa)
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    Raab/ Rapini Broccoli Seeds - (Brassica rapa)

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    Raab/Rapini Broccoli Raab is from the "Cima di Rapa" strain that makes small heads or shoots with lots of edible leaves and is very popular throughout Italy, especially in the South. Also called "asparagus broccoli" in Italy. Its tender shoots...
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  • Romanesco Broccoli - (Brassica oleracea)
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    Romanesco Broccoli Seeds (Brassica oleracea)

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    Romanesco Broccoli - "Beautiful Spiraling Heads" A very unique type of broccoli, with beautiful spiraling apple-green head. Widely grown in northern Italy, it has superb taste and texture than the finest broccoli. Grows more like a cauliflower plant...
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  • Spigariello Broccoli - (Brassica oleracea)
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    Spigariello Broccoli Seeds - (Brassica Oleracea)

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    Spigariello Broccoli Instead of heads, these plants produce broccoli-flavored leaves and tops over a long season. The more you cut, the more you get! Pick them as needed for soups, stews, stir fries and salads. Plant in July, harvest until hard frost,...
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