Brassica oleracea (Italica Group)

Last revised January 12, 2010

Broccoli plant at Gathering Together Farm, Philomath, Oregon.  Photo credit: Alex Stone, Oregon State University

Broccoli, also known as Calabrese in England and much of Europe, is closely related to cauliflower, cabbage, brussels sprouts, and kohlrabi. There is considerable confusion in the scientific and lay literature regarding exact nomenclature. All these Brassicas will intercross readily and are classified in the same genus and species.

Vegetable Variety Trials 2008. OSU Extension Series # EM 8777-08-E

OSU Vegetable Variety Trials 2008

Vegetables: beets, broccoli, cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, corn, cucumbers, greens, kohlrabi, lettuce, melons, onions and shallots, potatoes, pumpkins and gourds, radishes, spinach, squash, swiss chard, tomatoes, turnips, watermelons
Authors:  Peter Boches, Miles Barrett, Shawna Zimmerman, Deborah Kean, and Jim Myers, Oregon State University