Wednesday, August 15, 2018

History Blooms at Monticello - Calabrese Broccoli

Calabrese Broccoli (Brassica oleracea cv.)

Thomas Jefferson grew green, purple, and white types of broccoli on many occasions in his gardens at Monticello. 

Introduced to America in the 1880s by Italian immigrants, Calabrese Broccoli is a popular market variety with 5-8”, dark green heads. Smaller side shoots can be continually harvested after the main head is removed.

For more information & the possible availability
Contact The Tho Jefferson Center for Historic Plants or The Shop at Monticello