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Burgundy F1 Broccolini

August 17th, 2020

Every year I select a few new varieties of things to grow. Typically, they’re something I already grow and love. While I have favorites of many vegetables, there are times when something new is much better than the old favorite. Such is the case with Burgundy F1 broccolini!

I really like growing broccolini, it is ready to harvest quite early compared to heading broccoli, it’s easier to harvest small amounts for meals for two, and it provides harvest throughout the season if not allowed to flower. When I saw purple broccolini in the Johnny’s Selected Seed catalog I decided to give it a try.

I’m certainly glad that I did. It’s proving to be a very productive variety. Not only is it tasty and super nutritious, it’s beautiful as well. When a vegetable can look good and taste great that makes it a favorite in my book! It’s also a heavy cropper. I started 8 plants and have been harvesting them over the past month. This big bowl was the second flush of sprouts that came on, it’s almost 6 pounds. We’ve been eating it often and freezing it in meal sized portions. Another great benefit is that broccolini fits in freezer bags much more efficiently than regular heading broccoli.

4 Comments to “Burgundy F1 Broccolini”
  1. Susan on August 17, 2020 at 5:32 pm

    Definitely want to try this! How do you cook it?

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    • Susy on August 18, 2020 at 12:34 pm

      I like to in olive oil with some garlic.

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  2. Lorna on August 18, 2020 at 9:18 am

    I’ve also fallen in love with broccolini this summer!
    I’m curious, how do you freeze yours–do you blanch it first?
    Thank you!

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    • Susy on August 18, 2020 at 12:34 pm

      I steam for 3 minutes then chill and freeze. You can also blanch for 3 minutes for freezing.

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