Crop: Broccoli (Brassica oleracea)
Breeder: Frank Morton Wild Garden Seed
OSSI Pledge Date: 11/18/2015
Release Date: 11/18/2015
Bred for Organic Systems: Yes
Commercial Availability: Yes
Variety Type: Finished Variety
(92 days) Open-pollinated. A gourmet ornamental edible cross by Frank Morton of a large green broccoli with two colorful kales. Although this iteration is more uniform than previous ones, it is still somewhat variable. Wavy-looking deeply cut purple leaves with rounded edges are punctuated by pink veins. The sweet broccoli flavor of the head and abundant side shoots is augmented by the kale-like qualities of the leaves, especially as fall delivers its first cold nights. An imposing plant 2½’ tall, spreading 2–3′ makes quite a spectacle. Purple leaves, stems and heads cook to a dark green or can be enjoyed raw in salads.