An old Italian variety, first introduced in 1880! It is a sprouting type meaning that if you harvest the main broccoli heads when they are around 3” in diameter, the plants will then produce a large amount of sideshoots over a long period. The heads mature at a different rate - not good for commercial production, but excellent for the home gardener. Pick the heads and sideshoots when they are still firm and green. Best grown as a Fall/Winter crop in the Bay Area. Plant individual plants 18” apart in a well-fertilized garden bed. Keep well watered until the rains start.