A non heading broccoli also known as Italian turnip or turnip broccoli. Tops and flower shoots can be used as leafy vegetable. In mild climates, tender, delicious early spring green. Sow in late fall for early spring crop.
Broccoli belongs to the Brassica family of vegetables, the largest vegetable family known which includes cabbages, cauliflowers, Brussels sprouts, collards, kale, kohlrabi, turnips and rutabaga. In fact, broccoli is nearly identical to cauliflower, the only differences being the green color of broccoli and the fact that cauliflower tolerates heat while broccoli does not.