Broccoli is a cool-season crop and demands fertile and well-drained soil to flourish. Technically, broccoli is categorized into two main types according to their appearance; heading and sprouting. Heading variety forms a large, solid head, whereas sprouting types forms many smaller heads or florets. Once established, broccoli plant bears about 4-10 inches wide, dark green to purple color flower-heads depending on the cultivar type. The central thick stalk measures about 6-10 inches in length and both the stalk and fleshy flower heads are edible. Broccoflower (a hybrid of broccoli and cauliflower), broccolini (broccoli and Chinese-kale) are few of different hybrid-mix of broccoli established with other cruciferous family members.