Fresh, crisp
and available
12 months of
the year.

Baby Broccoli

Scientific Name: Brassica oleracea

Also known as:

Asparation, bimi, broccoletti, broccolette, and tenderstem.

Availability:

Baby Broccoli requires mild temperatures, full sun and moist, fertile soil that’s slightly acidic. The great diversity in climates in Rugby Farm’s growing areas, ensure baby broccoli can be successfully produced 12 months of the year.

Seasonal information

January February March April May June July August September October November December
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Lockyer Valley
Darling Downs
Southern Qld

Nutritional Information:

Baby Broccoli is high in vitamin C and contains vitamin A, calcium, Vitamin E, folate, Iron, and Potassium.

The History:

Baby broccoli is a natural hybrid of broccoli and kai-lan. Baby broccoli was originally developed over eight years by the Sakata Seed Company of Yokohama, Japan in Salinas, California, United States in 1993 as “aspabroc”. It was developed as a natural hybrid, rather than being genetically modified.

How to Store:

Keep baby broccoli in a plastic bag in the crisper of the refrigerator until you are ready to use.

How to Use:

For hints, tips and ideas on how to best enjoy baby broccoli, visit www.taste.com.au

References: Wikipedia

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