Inventory, bunch : 44.00
This item was last sold on : 06/14/23
Coleman Family Farms is a multi-generational farm growing a variety of herbs, vegetables, and edible flowers in two locations: Ventura and Carpinteria, California. The Coleman family has been farming in Central California since 1963, using biodiverse and pesticide-free farming practices. Curly Broccoli Spigarello has narrow, elongated leaves with rippled and curled edges giving it a twisted appearance. The leaves are crisp and slightly firm and have a subtly sweet, full-bodied flavor with vegetal and grassy notes and a mildly bitter finish.
Spigarello broccoli has a peak season from mid winter into the spring months, however, it can be found sporadically throughout the year.
Spigarello broccoli is an heirloom variety considered to be the parent of broccoli rabe. The name Spigarello is actually a purposed American corruption of the plant's given name, Spigariello. Its real name is Cima di Rapa, which translates to "turnip top" but is also loosely translated to broccoli rabe. Names of plants vary depending on local usage, so it is not uncommon for Spigariello to also become known as Cima di Rapa or simply Spigarello. The American name Spigarello allowed the broccoli green variety's true origins to remain nearly undiscovered, a virtue that farmers enjoy, their seeds often untraceable, allowing for near growing exclusivity. There are dozens of Spigarello varieties, including Quarantina, Sessantina and Novantina. Some varieties are smooth-leaved, others curled.