Scientific Name: Brassica oleracea
Category: Vegetables and Herbs
Broccoli can be grown in Kansas in either spring or fall. The broccoli "head" is a cluster of undeveloped flower buds. Small secondary heads can be harvested for several weeks following the cutting of the large central head. Broccoli is a "cole crop" and is related to cabbage, cauliflower, kale and Brussels sprouts.
Broccoli head and foliage
Secondary heads developing after removal of central head