Our Purple Sprouting Broccoli has come earlier this year.
I was given the seeds by a friend who had them sent from the UK. I grew just a few plants, and they were all quite different. The one above has purple ribs to the leaves, whereas the others are all green.
This top main head is almost the size of a small Cauliflower, and the secondary heads are all clamouring to grow.
Maybe the difference between these and my usual plants is due to clever F1 hybridisation, but they certainly are an improvement on plants I've had in the past.
As for flavour they are delicious. They came from Suttons; that's all I can tell you!