Also the stems will get tougher and sometimes the thick stem will have a hollow core. Now I'm eating the stems with relish, but later on I'll have to peel them if I want to eat them. I'm fine with that. The production and the good taste are enough to overcome its minor flaws.
The taste does change over the season if you keep the plants in production. The first pickings are pretty mellow, but as the heat comes on and the plant gets older, the flavor gets more intense. Usually I hate my broccoli with cheese sauce, because it covers up the taste of the broccoli. But when the flavor intensifies, cheese sauce starts to make a lot of sense. It can hold its own next to a sharp cheddar.
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