A sublime wintertime treat, this buttery soft, nutty-flavored broccoli from the U.K. can grow unprotected in zones 7b and warmer. Gardeners in cooler climates can grow this over winter in hoop houses or greenhouses. It is ideal for mild coastal or protected climates and produces lots of purple broccoli sprouts in the spring. Listed in John Mason’s seed catalog in 1793.
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