What are the pros? little maintenance needed
What are the cons? slow development
This plant needs to overwinter, or at least be in a more chilly climate, before it starts to produce spears (take note everyone posting from Texas and Arizona that this is an English variety bred in English weather). Planted in Nov 2014 and heads just started appearing in late April. SF in the fog didn't quite provide the winter that is recommended for these, but out of three plants the one in the appropriate spot in the garden (shade problems) did just fine, you just have to be patient and fertilize accordingly. If you want to grow sprouting broccoli and don't live in the correct climate try these:
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