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Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Purple Victory

Purple Sprouting Broccoli

The first sprouts are finally starting to peek out from the overwintered purple broccoli!  Keeping up with the BT spray... I don't intend to share this year's crop with those leave munching caterpillars.

Update 4/11/2013:
I had the good fortune to harvest a few of these purple beauties and they are tasty!  Raw they taste much like any broccoli, except maybe a little lighter... less BROCCOLI and more mmmm broccoli.  But lightly steamed they are amazing.  Kind of like a mix between broccoli and asparagus.  Both the purple buds (which turn green during cooking unfortunately), and the loooooong stems they grow on are tasty.  I think you can eat the baby leaves too, but I nipped them off.

No Caterpillars in 2013!!

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