Watch now (1 min) | Despite growing perhaps as great a variety of food as anyone in this country - everything from pecans to almonds, Chilean guava to autumn olive, asparagus peas to Vietnamese coriander - I have never eaten nine star broccoli until this year. I’ve grown it before but either the pigeons snacked (I hate netting vegetables), the weather conspired, or I moved home before it produced. This year, all obstacles vanished; even the pigeons ate only the tips of the leaves, which they are just about welcome to.
Just cut mine. Caviar crop. So worth the effort of growing. Your plant looks a very healthy specimen
Wonderful... my OH will be devastated, he is scared of broccoli 🤣 It’s my favourite vegetable 🥦 so all the more for me!!
Added it to the list!
I’m delighted to see that you can get seeds for this! Thank you so much for posting the link. I’ve ordered some. I’ve never tasted it, but am really keen to try growing it
This is so interesting! I am still just the final consumer of my mum’s vegetable garden produce, but I might search for this and give her an uninterested gift! 😁
Thanks for introducing this interesting vegetable to me - now I feel like finding anything resembling brassica to play with in the kitchen - probably a quick blanching, followed by a session in a hot oven, then tossing with a hint of chili and a squeeze of lemon... I think that would chase away my rainy day blues quite nicely...
Fab idea and onto it.
Oh I've never heard of this one... looks lovely.
Any thoughts on delicious things to do with green almonds? I've just harvested a bowlful to add to salads.
Looks magic. I love this time of year because I can grab a supermarket-punnets worth of purple sprouting every few days, but the flowers and stems are already getting a little leggy - am I cutting them too high?
Post your advice, I now grow Coriander as a microgreen - no stress and it is amazing how much flavour is contained in a tiny bit of leaf. Now this! To me, and for 'just the two of us' down here, it's the perfect way to grow / harvest. I've just planted up our winter vegpod though may just give a square over to 9 star broccoli ...