Aspabroc is a nutritional powerhouse resembling broccoli rabe but with an asparagus-like stem. The flavor of this “Broccolini” is sweet and delicate with subtle, peppery undertones. The entire plant is edible and can be enjoyed raw or gently cooked. After the initial central floret is harvested, the plant will continue to produce multiple side shoots.
Somewhere between a heading broccoli and a broccoli rabe, Piracicaba has succulent, tender, small green heads with very large beads. The heads are loose, with loads of side shoots and sweet stalks. Even the large leaves make excellent greens. The plants are phenomenally productive. As long as you keep harvesting its flower buds, it will keep making more, even through hot summer weather.