|Brassica oleracea var. italica|
This open pollinated broccoli produces a very early head, located high up on the stalk away from slugs and snails. These are smaller, early primary heads followed by secondary florets that are ready by the time other varieties produce their primary crop. Produces many harvests of smaller florets rather than one huge head. Seeds started in flats late in March produced plants ready for harvest by June 21 last year. The plant has a beautiful blue-green color, due to the waxy coating which seems to give it great resistance to wet conditions, rots, molds, and freezing. (overwintered here in zone 8) Many harvests of great-tasting florets over a long season.