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Brassica oleracea var. italica

AuthorityL. [Plenck]
SynonymsBrassica campestris var ruvo L., Brassica oleracae var botrytis cymosa L.
Common namesbroccoli, calabrese, cape broccoli, nine-star perennial broccoli, purple cauliflower, spear cauliflower, sprouting broccoli, winter
Ecocrop code556

BRIEF DESCRIPTION The general appearance and structure of the plant resembles cauliflower, except that the leaves are more divided, and terminal and axillary loose green heads of flowers buds are produced, much less closely arranged. the plant may reach a height of 50 cm or more. USES Used as a cooked vegetable, suitable for quick-freezing. GROWING PERIOD Biennial, normally grown as an annual, growing 80-120 days. COMMON NAMES Sprouting broccoli, Calabrese, Asparagus broccoli, Green sprouting broccoli, Choux-brocolis, Chou-brocoli, Cavolo broccolo, Middori-hana-yasai, Brocolo, Broculi. FURTHER INF Scientific synonym: B. oleracea L. var. botrytis L. sub-var. cymosa. Higher yields are obtained from plants growing in the tropics at elevations over 800 m, than when they are grown in lowland areas. Yields between 4-10 t/ha.
SOURCES (B. oleracea L. var. italica Plenck.)
Tindall H 1983 pp 126-128 [TEMP, RAIN, PH]
Roecklein J 1987 pp 473 [USE]
Duke J 1975 pp 9 [PH, RAIN, TEMP]
Hackett C 1982 pp 24 [FER, PHO, DEP, PH, TEXT, TEMP]
Hartmann T 1981 pp 557 [KTMP, FER, TEXT]