And Other broccoli-like vegetables:
- AMADEUS HYBRID
- ASPABROC – 50-60 days, OP. A gourmet variety with exceptional flavor and texture, from top to bottom, Aspabroc is the original Broccolini, developed more than 20 years ago, a cross of Italian Sprouting broccoli and Chinese Kale (Gai Lan), a leafy, thick-stemmed type with fabulous flavor. The asparagus look and texture of its slender, succulent stems, and peppery-sweet bite of its broccoli flavor inspired the name. Very high-yielding; the key to harvesting Aspabroc is to cut the tiny central head as soon as it’s formed, to promote great side-shoot production for many weeks to come. Asprabroc will thrive in spring or fall, but isn’t as frost-tolerant as heading broccoli. Protect with Row Cover cloth in freezing temperatures. Plants reach 20-24” and should be spaced about 8-10” apart. Great in containers too!
- FIESTA HYBRID – 86 days, hybrid. Compact plants, tight domed heads, big side-shoots, stands hot, cold.
- NUTRIBUD – 58 days, open pollinated. Nutritious, large heads, many side-shoots, delicious mild flavor, very early.
- SPIGARIELLO DI LISCIA (Leaf Broccoli) – 65 days, open pollinated, heirloom. Instead of heads this Italian heirloom produces sweet, broccoli-flavored leaves and tops over a long season. The more you cut, the more you get! Pick as needed for soups, stews, pasta, ravioli-stuffing, stir-fries and salads. A gourmet treat used in the traditional Italian soup ‘Minestra’, hence the name.