Q: Broccoli seeds??

Vera Besse Vera_Besse at unet.univie.ac.at
Tue Mar 24 05:35:54 EST 1998


On 23 Mar 1998 23:57:23 GMT, krism28 at aol.com (KrisM28) wrote:

>Are the seeds of broccoli those little sprouts on top?? Thanks in advance!
>
>
No, they aren't actually we are eating the green buds. If you put a piece of
Broccoli into a glass of water for serveral days the top turns yellow (as a
vegetable it means, it's no longer fresh; as a plant it means it is going to
blossom soon.)
The blossoms itself would be yellow, but  the breeding produced a plant
which has "long-term-buds".
BTW: Cauliflower is the same species, only a variation of broccoli, near
relatives are:  Brussels Sprout and cabbage.

Vera

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