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In October, I bought two plants labeled brussel sprouts but now that they are growing, it looks like they could be something else. From the center stalk it looks like broccoli is coming out and it appears the same small broccoli is shooting outside the sides above each of the leaves. Could this be broccoli rabe instead?
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What does the stalk look like? any little buds at the juncture of the leaves?
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@TXGirl wrote:In October, I bought two plants labeled brussel sprouts but now that they are growing, it looks like they could be something else. From the center stalk it looks like broccoli is coming out and it appears the same small broccoli is shooting outside the sides above each of the leaves. Could this be broccoli rabe instead?
Thanks in advance!
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It certainly looks like the green sprouting broccoli we took from the garden for tonights evening meal .
Here are my broccoli on the left of the beds same sort of leaves as yours
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They sure could have been mislabeled. Surprise! I always thought brussel sprout leaves looked more like cabbage. Ah well, still a brassica.
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Did you figure out what it was? It looks like it has bolted.
@newstart wrote:so funny, that looks like something that is sprouted out in the middle of my yard
I know it came from the bird just couldnt figure out what it was. Wonder if its the same thing?
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