Broccolis sometimes acquire a bitter taste, the cause of which is not known.
They are fully exposed, and not protected by the leaves as most other broccolis are.
London believed that the broccolis, which Miller says first came to England from Italy in 1719, were derived from the cauliflower.
When broccolis came to England from Italy, they were at first known under the names "sprout-cauliflower," or "Italian asparagus."
These, and other considerations, make it seem doubtful that our broccolis have originated from our cauliflowers.
Mentioned in Bon Jardinier, in 1859, as one of the three principal Broccolis, with which it is generally and properly classed.
The Broccolis are so similar to the cauliflowers that some account of them may be expected in a treatise on the latter vegetable.
In Northern Florida, where cauliflowers are liable to be killed during winter, broccolis will stand out without any protection.
There is difference of opinion as to whether our cauliflowers or the broccolis were first to originate.
The requirements of cultivation for the broccolis are practically the same as those for cauliflowers.