Brassica oleracea L. var. italica Plenck, Icon. pl. med. 6:29, t. 534. 1794 ;
 
BRAS-ee-ka — from the classical Latin name for cabbage
awl-lur-RAY-see-uh — edible vegetable
ee-TAL-ih-kuh or eye-TAL-ih-kuh — of or from Italy

commonly known as: asparagus broccoli, broccoli, calabrese, Cape broccoli, heading broccoli, purple cauliflower, sprouting broccoli, winter broccoli

Distribution: only cultivated
 

… the flower-head (as VEGETABLE)
 
 

 

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Brassicaceae (mustard, or cabbage family) » Brassica oleracea var. italica
BRAS-ee-ka — from the classical Latin name for cabbage
awl-lur-RAY-see-uh — edible vegetable
ee-TAL-ih-kuh or eye-TAL-ih-kuh — of or from Italy
commonly known as: asparagus broccoli, broccoli, calabrese, Cape broccoli, heading broccoli, purple cauliflower, sprouting broccoli, winter broccoli
Distribution: only cultivated
Edible use:
… the flower-head (as VEGETABLE)


-Nice to see the plant. Here is the end product the inflorescence bud.


– Delicious Vegetable.., i am growing this in my fields presently plants are small so will post later


 

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Fruits & Vegetables Week: Brassica oleracea var. italica, the broccoli: Brassica oleracea var. italica, the broccoli, asparagus broccoli, cape broccoli, inflorescence bud green and cooked as vegetable or used as salad.


Does anyone remember the Bush-broccoli connection. Bush senior said ‘I hate that vegetable. Send them to Barbara, she likes them’ and banned them on Air Force One. The Air Force One kitchen had a placard that said ‘broccoli-free zone’ or some such thing. As a protest, the farmers sent a huge consignment to the White House!  


 

 

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Brassicaceae Week: Brassica oleracea var. italica, the broccoli: Brassica oleracea var. italica, the broccoli, asparagus broccoli, cape broccoli,

inflorescence bud green and cooked as vegetable or used as salad.


I like Broccoli, Thanks for sharing. 


 

 

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BRAS-ee-ka — from the classical Latin name for cabbage
awl-lur-RAY-see-uh — edible vegetable
ee-TAL-ih-kuh or eye-TAL-ih-kuh — of or from Italy
commonly known as: asparagus broccoli, broccoli, calabrese, Cape broccoli, heading broccoli, purple cauliflower, sprouting broccoli, winter broccoli
Distribution: only cultivated
References: Flowers of IndiaNPGS / GRIN
at Mahabaleshwar on 17 FEB 08


 

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Brassicaceae Week: Brassica oleracea ‘Romanesco’ from California–a fractal food that defies taxonomy:

I am inaugurating the Brassicaceae Week with an interesting vegetable photographed today from Farmer’s market in Mountain view, California.
Brassica oleracea ‘Romanesco’
A fractal food that defies taxonomy
Taxonomists are not able to decide whether to classify it under var. botrytis (cauliflower) or var. italica (broccoli)
Who knows we may soon find it in Indian markets (or it may have already reached?)
Photographed in Mountain view Farmers’ Market, California


in NY it was Broccoli… in the upscale food markets or farmers’ markets… regardless of what the taxonomists come up with…
FRACTAL adjective is so apt, one of the educated farmer had once labelled his with the word…. before the days of my digital camera going with me everywhere.
Thanks for taking pictures of this…


 

 

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Fruits & Vegetables: Brassica var.???_RKC: Available in the vegetable market of S. Korea.


– Thanks for this interesting cultivar Romanesco of Brassica oleracea belonging to the group botrytis

Details of this ambiguous cultivar can be found here
http://www.fourmilab.ch/images/Romanesco/

 

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Broccoli Flowering : Oman : 210213 : AK-2: For the first time, I came across Broccoli flowering at a private farm here on the 1st of Feb, 2013.

Sharing these pictures.


very nice
now look for the small seedpods
look like mustard pods
nice to munch on
 


  
 
 
 
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