17 March 2009
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Today whilst out weeding, seeding and digging I wondered over to my failure of Broccoli plants only to discover that I have a white broccoli head appearing. I was given these plants from our friends David and Aspen, I lost most the plants to some disease but the surviving plants have now produced for me. Ive no idea how long I leave it on the plant for, I shall have to do some asking. The two pictures below show you the whole plant (huge) and the head.
admin: I know it looks like that to me to but I was told the plants would produce white broccoli. David is going to pop in and have a look to properly identify it next time he is passing. I have had cabbage from cauliflower seeds before so who knows :-)
Mum: Surely that’s a cauliflower, isn’t it?
admin: It has now been confirmed that the plants are broccoli and are the white sprouting peranial veraity. And I can eat some now!
Linda: I have a packet of seeds Yates Broccoli Late white hearting, beutifull taste not strong tast like cauliflower. I Live in New Zealand.
Claudia: Hi, I ended up with some white broccoli too, do you harvest it the same as green, before the florets space apart? and cook it the same? Thanks!
Kiersten: Hi yes harvest it the same as green broccoli I left mine too long and it went a strange shape and then got attacked by aphids. Hope you have better luck than I did.
Alison: I am glad I have found others with this variant of broccoli, mine sprouted from my compost. I also have turnips growing from the compost, although I have never grown them before, they must be a throwback, produced from radishes or rocket which I let go to seed. It’s such fun to get these unexpected surprises growing in the veggie patch.
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