There are 3 types of sprouting broccoli:
1. white sprouting broccoli
The white broccoli has small white flowering tips. These are snapped off when about 2″ long.
Steam or boil them for 10-15 minutes for a very special veg. Ours are about ready to harvest from February & through March.
2. purple sprouting broccoli
The purple sprouters are a week or so later than the white sprouting broccoli, & have a stronger taste. 3. perpetual sprouting broccoli
The perpetual broccoli comes up year after year, so rather messes the rotation up. But it is easy to grow.
The 3 types of sprouting broccoli give a good spread of green vegetables in the spring when not much else is ready to harvest.