The Best Tasting Broccoli Varieties to Grow in Your Garden

When it comes to nutrition this green vegetable can't be beat. Includes the best broccoli varieties to grow in your garden, when to harvest, how to prepare it and broccoli variations.



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The nubs on the broccoli are actually tightly clustered flower buds. Harvest the head after the flower buds begin to swell, but before they actually open.
PHOTO: DAVID CAVAGNARO
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This swirly romanesco looks like something plucked on another planet.
RICK WETHERBEE
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This beautiful specimen is 'Violet Queen.' The purple color changes to green or blue when cooked.
WILLIAM D. ADAMS
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Chart: How to beat broccoli pests.
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