The ancient Romans loved broccoli for its flavor; today we also love it because we know that it's packed with nutrition. Studies suggest that broccoli may be important in preventing cancer, diabetes, and lowering cholesterol. The heads and stems are packed with vitamin C and provide calcium, potassium, and iron. Growing broccoli is truly producing health food straight from your garden! The 4"-6" blue-green heads on this variety have delicious flavor raw or cooked--much better than store-bought broccoli. It freezes well (a great reason to grow a lot) and kids will adore the "little trees" on their plate.