Organic Purple sprouting broccoli
Vigorous, wild and woolly-looking purple sprouting broccoli – one of our favourite vegetables, and not around for long.
To our delight, purple sprouting broccoli has enjoyed a renaissance over the last few years. Vigorous, wild and woolly-looking, it’s a delicacy that’s equal to asparagus. Not only that, it appears early in the year, when other homegrown greens are in short supply. One of our favourite vegetables – a real seasonal star.
Country of originGrown in
- The UK
Quite simply the best sprouting broccoli I have ever tasted
How to prepare
PSB (as it’s affectionately known around here) is like asparagus – the less you do to it the better. Boil, steam or stir-fry for a quick, fresh finish, or roast or griddle to intensify the flavour. Serve simply with olive oil and lemon, drizzled with creamy hollandaise, or dipped spear by tender spear into a soft-boiled egg.
Delivered from our farm, so wash before cooking. Keep cool in a larder or fridge.
Grown by Guy Singh-Watson, Baddaford Farm, Devon
Guy Singh-Watson founded Riverford over 30 years ago as one man and wheelbarrow delivering homegrown organic veg to friends. Baddaford is a 150-acre farm nestled in a steep-sided Devon valley.
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