I just picked my biggest broccoli ever—a ‘Green Goliath’. I’ve never grown that variety before. The head is over 9 inches across. I’m not sure what it weighs since I don’t have a scale, but it’s huge.
This is a great year for broccoli in the Northeast. They are all producing well and the cabbage looks excellent also. Even the ‘Apollo’ broccoli we trialed last year has been good. Last year I got tiny little heads and no side shoots. This year I got decent sized heads and some nice side-shoot production. We have been getting regular rainfall this year; last year we got very little rain in June and July.
By the way, that’s Chloe, the gardening dog, in the photo. She loves carrots, radishes, and the occasional green bean. She only sniffs broccoli. —John Lewis, Newport, Rhode Island