Brassica oleracea var. italica
- Popular name(s): Broccoli, Sprouting Broccoli, Asparagus Broccoli
- Botanical name: Brassica oleracea var. italica
- Family: Brassicaceae
- Origin: The wild type is native to Europe (France, Germany, Spain, United Kingdom.
- Edible: Broccoli florets can be eaten raw, but they are more digestible if blanched before eating.