Purple Sprouting Broccoli and Raab

One of the delights of March and April baskets is overwintering brassicas. All the plants of the broccoli family that survive the winter start to make flowers as the days lengthen. These florets are usually more slender than regular broccoli, but they have a unique sweetness and flavor. The stems and leaves of overwintering broccoli and  raab taste great too and are vitamin-rich.image