Origin and taxonomy of broccoli

  title={Origin and taxonomy of broccoli},
  author={Paul A. Buck},
  journal={Economic Botany},
  • P. A. Buck
  • Published 1 July 1956
  • Geography
  • Economic Botany
This popular vegetable may have been known to the Greeks, 2,500 years ago. Present-day varieties have been developed principally from forms that have arisen in Italy in the past 2,000 years. The name, meaning “bucktooth”, was probably a Latin colloquial term applied to any projecting shoots of members of the cabbage family. 
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