Broccoli sides shoots

Asked November 17, 2015, 8:53 AM EST

My broccoli has been under insect grade row cover since transplanted. The main head have been harvested. The first batch of side shoots were fine and have been harvested. Now, the side shoot flowerettes are green and BLACK. Can you explain? Can they be eaten? Thank you,

Howard County Maryland

1 Response

The only thing we can think of would be cold damage if your area got a hard enough frost to affect of the plant. They should be fine to eat.
If you don't think this is possible, you could send a photo and we'll take a look.