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Minestra Nera Broccoli
Brassica oleracea 'Minestra Nera'
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(Cavolo broccolo a getti) A traditional form of broccoli from southern Italy known as
or "black soup". It does not produce the dense heads typical of ordinary broccoli but rather numerous small loose heads that keep coming as they are picked. These heads, along with the nearby tender young leaves, are delicious cooked, steamed, fried, and even baked -- sort of like a less bitter version of
. They can be added to salad, pizza or served as an appetizer. Traditionally they are added to Neapolitan black bean soup. Sow in late spring for fall harvest. 90-100 days.
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