Often referred to as baby broccoli.. this is not correct. It is actually a hybrid product developed first in Japan about 25 years ago and it has grown in popularity in Australia over the twenty or so years since it was first introduced here. In fact many consumers prefer broccolini to broccoli. It is the sweeter of the two, has a very mild flavour and you do not waste any of it. It is a cross between broccoli and Chinese broccoli. Strongly plant right protected, many imitators have tried to grow a similar product but none of them have got it quite as good, with the imitation products often not tasting as good and equally as often not keeping as well. As they say when you are on a good thing stick to it!
HOW TO PICK
Look for bright green florets and firm stems. Keep in a sealed plastic bag in the fridge and use within a week.
HOW TO STORE
Keep in a sealed plastic bag in the fridge and use within a week.