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Broccoli, Italian Green Sprouting ~ Eden Seed Packet
Large solid medium green heads, after picking the head then side shoots, compact stocky plant, old favourite since 1920's, withstands late autumn cold, sow late summer, early autumn only. 60-95 days.
Used by Romans and called "cabbage flower" and in England as "Italian Asparagus" from early 1700's. High vitamin C and protein. Likes soil rich and well watered. Sow anytime to ensure harvest during cooler months, doesn't do best in hot weather. Frost hardy.