A popular very hardy Italian heirloom variety growing to 30-36 in. (90 cm) high, producing flavourful 3-6 in. (7-12 cm) blue green central heads, followed by prolific smaller side shoots on erect leafy plants. Once the main head is removed this variety will continuously produce many offshoots during the season. Although the heads of this broccoli variety are typically the only thing utilized, the stalks, buds and leaves are also edible. If you have space available let some plants set seed, these make terrific and healthy sprouts.