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Broccoli Types

There are three main types of broccoli grown today.

1. annual green or purple broccoli - maturing in summer - generally known as "calabrese".

2. "romanesco" - maturing in late summer and autumn - this resembles a lose form of cauliflower, with groups of buds arranged in spirals.

3.sprouting broccoli (illustrated) - an overwintering annual or perennial, ready in early spring - this can be white or purple.

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