Perennial broccoli has the real broccoli taste but it is not in the cabbage family. This species called turkish rocket makes it much easier to grow as a perennial greens. Impervious to aphids and cabbage butterfly larvae, turkish rocket steps up to fill the need. Although small one inch heads are teeny in the broccoli world, this perennial species grows in a clump form producing hundreds of small heads. They bolt quickly so do not delay your harvest. Ironically this plant is kind of hard to propagate and rarely produces solid seeds for us so it took us a while to build up stock to sell. The leaves can also be used in the early spring season. It gets high ratings in flavor department with cabbage overtones and is not bitter. The thick roots go deep and have survived our mix of prairie grasses as well as the rock and sand hill that has no topsoil to speak of. No shipment to WI.
Plant SpecsGenus & Species:
-20 FHeight (ft):
Likes sandy rocky disturbed soil.Climate:
Zone 4-8. Does best in full sun.Ease of Cultivation:
Easy. Difficult to grow from seed usually and rarely sets a lot of fertile seed. Delicious and useful immune to cabbage butterfly larvae.