Southern Italian Leaf Broccoli The leaves are picked for the table not the small flower heads which should be removed as they appear. To many people this has a better flavour than kale. Cook it as you would kale or spinach. It can be used as a baby leaf too.
Sold as rapini or broccoletti in greengrocers. ‘Spring Raab’ makes dozens of small heads as long as it is picked every couple of days or so. Tasting a bit sharper than the usual broccoli it is an important part of southern Italy’s cuisine.
For late winter and spring planting for harvesting spring, summer, and autumn. It produces large heads here which were followed by lots of side shoots. I picked heads from one planting over a period of ten weeks.
Belstar is a terrific new variety of Broccoli for planting in late winter, spring, summer and autumn for a crop of delicious broccoli just about the whole year round. Belstar has a beautiful blue-green head, plenty of side shoots and terrific flavour.
Hestia has very firm smooth sprouts for an early variety. The sprouts are small to medium and hold well in the garden. Harvest from early to late autumn. It’s important to sow seed in November and plant out in January.
The best Brussels Sprouts strain I’ve ever grown and I’ve tried twenty or so. Diablo produces crops over a long period from late autumn through most of the winter if seeds are planted no later than November.
This tall reliable midseason variety is ready to harvest from late autumn into mid-winter and has medium to large firm smooth sprouts which hold well in the garden. It’s important to sow seed in November and plant out in January.