Broccoli

Overall Rating:
         
4.5
 
 
Number of Reviews: 15

93.3% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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4 out of 4 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Ckelley
Location:
TULSA OK, OK, United States
Date:
February 10, 2016
          5.0
 
Excellent flavor
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? Easy to grow, heat resistant

What are the cons? bitter when flowers

Review:

My boyfriend is from Rome, Italy. He kept telling me about this broccoli and we finally found seeds and grew them at home in a small raised bed. They sprouted quickly, especially in cooler weather, but you can grow through out the summer in hot Oklahoma weather as long as you keep them watered twice daily. Now the key to great taste is cutting the leaves early, when they are about 2-2 1/2 inch wide. As they age the leaves broaden and and a stem will produce flowers, this is when the plant starts to get bitter and stringy. So ideally young sprouts are milder in flavor and you can cook with garlic and olive oil in a fry pan. My boyfriend then piles it on top of soft homemade bread to make a delicious sandwich. A further advantage to this plant is if you let it flower you get a beautiful yellow flower added to any garden and they will dry out to small seed pods that give lots of seeds for planting more. Definitely a plant that keeps on giving.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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6 out of 6 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Ravenwork
Location:
Lebanon, PA, United States
Date:
January 3, 2016
          5.0
 
Delicious and Beneficial
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? Very Tasty and Beneficial

What are the cons? None

Review:

This is easy to grow and very tasty. You have to enjoy bitter greens to like this one. It is a classic broccoli rabe, very tasty, nice bitterness as is appropriate, but not objectionable. I grew this Spring and Fall here in Pennsylvania, and it performed beautifully. As a bonus, the last few plants which I left unharvested in the garden this Fall produced lovely clusters of yellow flowers which where a beautiful addition to our late Fall garden, but even more gloriously they attracted wild honey bees. It was a joy to see those bees again.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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6 out of 7 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
A. Andrews
Location:
Phoenix, AZ, United States
Date:
September 18, 2015
          5.0
 
Love this plant
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 0.0
 

What are the pros? heat tolerant

What are the cons? n/a

Review:

In Arizona, timing is everything when it comes to a successful crop. I am a beginner gardener and a lot of my experience right now is figuring out what will work when. I started these seeds in late July, temps were 100 degrees. I kept them outside in little pots under burlap shade cloth and planted them out a couple a weeks ago into much larger containers. They are thriving! They look gorgeous, they are handling the heat, still ranging between 95 and 105,(9/18/15.) Very excited to to try once they are mature.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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5 out of 6 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
solubility
Location:
Orange, CA, United States
Date:
September 9, 2015
          5.0
 
Easy aggressively reseeds
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? Fast, pretty, good flavor

What are the cons? Spreads like wildfire

Review:

Planted in unforgiving soil in very hot area of the yard with no problems. I made a mistake and let a few of these go to seed. The birds spread this all over the yard. A week after the first fall rain hit there was rapini everywhere. Some lasted almost 2 years in our yard (southern California), probably would go longer. I pulled them out to try new things. Had at least one flower for the whole time. Better young. New leaves or flowers can be in a salad.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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9 out of 9 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
smudge
Location:
saint augustine, FL, United States
Date:
June 9, 2015
          5.0
 
pleasant surprise
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? prosperous, delicious, easy

What are the cons? just too damn perfect

Review:

I planted this in my winter garden expecting it to grow and taste like it did when I tired it at my mother in laws in Pennsylvania ( small slightly bitter) boy was I wrong! It grew HUGE here in north Florida with a lovely mild broccoli flavor, I ended up pulling up my chard to give it more room. I'm keeping this in my winter garden every year because it just grows so well and tastes so good I find myself missing it in my summer garden!

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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