Fiesta was wonderful. For the first time I was getting broccoli that had size. Now Fiesta was putting on some pretty weirdly shaped heads. They certainly weren't pretty and their big stems were hollow which was sad as I like to peel and eat the stems too. But they were big. Most were close to a pound. This year my Fiesta has slightly smaller, but more normally shaped heads. The one I've harvested this year was just over 13 ounces.
But Michelle raved about Arcadia broccoli last year so I thought I'd try that one too. I planted five along one side the eight foot length of the bed. These plants get huge, bigger than the Fiesta plants. The heads are all a bit over a pound. They taste good and look so nice. Like Fiesta sometimes their cores are hollow, but I did find one that wasn't. Its flaw is that the skins are a bit tough. Though that cold be the warm weather we have been having.
And as a side note. I planted a row of Japanese turnips between the two varieties of broccoli. That worked out very well. I'll have to remember the timing as they started to come in around the time my earlier turnips were done. The last were picked today. Most rooted up fine.