January 2, 2023
The Apollo Brokali (or broccoli) is excellent baby broccoli for all-year-around cropping! It is a broccoli cross between European and Chinese broccoli. This hybrid was developed in the early 2000s and was not introduced in the markets until 2011.
Apollo Brokali (Brassica oleracea ‘Brokali Apollo’) can be sown from early August until April and florets are ready for harvest as early as 58 days! This cool-weather crop prefers cooler temperatures and can withstand slight frost. It’s best to grow these vegetables in areas with mild winters. When growing, the Apollo Brokali has longer stems and produces flowers and side stems with large, ruffled, blue-green leaves. These leaves appear like kale leaves so these are edible and nutritious! Unlike the common garden broccoli, Apollo Brokali offers a tender, fibreless texture and a sweet and nutty flavor with a hint of bitterness.