After producing the main broccoli head, de Cicco will produce a more side shoots for the rest of the growing season. It has a sweet broccoli flavor. Allow the side shoots to flower and you can eat them as broccoli raab (flowering tops). Broccoli (Brassica oleracea) is high in potassium, calcium, K and in fiber. It also contains magnesium, Vitamin C and A, beta-caratene, and is a good source of protein. The leaves can be used for cooking greens.
Broccoli prefers to grow in cooler seasons, but can be grown on indoor towers year round.