Some specialty markets sell yellow broccoli flowers in the produce section as a delicacy item.
I just moved to China and found out they do that on purpose to eat the flowers!
Tue Apr 14, 2009 8:00 pm. Completely opened flowers will wilt when steamed, but partially opened buds retain their shape. Sprouting broccoli varieties are ready for harvest when the flower shoots are covered with dense, green clusters of flower buds which have not yet opened and turned yellow. rainbowgardener Super Green Thumb Posts: 25303 Joined: Sun Feb 15, 2009 11:04 pm Location: TN/GA 7b. Broccoli is a cool weather vegetable usually eaten for its delicious head.
The best way how to prevent broccoli flowers from happening too early is to keep the soil the broccoli is planted in cool. Thanks so much!!!! When broccoli gets too hot, it will bolt or start to flower. I just made some stir-fry for lunch with some broccoli flowers and decided to google other recipes and came across your blog. When the flower buds begin to open, you will see them as yellow portions on the head of the broccoli. Do the plants get left in the ground for the whole summer? Broccoli flowers can be eaten raw or cooked. Contrary to popular belief, hot weather will not cause bolting broccoli. The first time I had the little yellow flowers and thin stalks was in a soup, but you can put them in anything.
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It’s also susceptible to a number of diseases, but one of its major issues is broccoli … January 15, 2012 at 3:24 AM Use them as an edible garnish or include them as a nutritious and attractive addition to any salad. What actually causes bolting broccoli is hot soil. Broccoli is a member of the cole crop or Brassicaceae family, and as such, has a number of insects that enjoy the tasty head as much as we do. Please advise on what to do with early sprouting broccoli, brusselsprouts and cabbage stalks which are just hanging out and using up garden room.
Broccoli flowers have a pleasant, mild flavor. Tips for Growing Broccoli in Hot Weather. For the best flavor, broccoli should be harvested while the flower buds are still tightly closed.