A large raindrop, like a diamond, at its center makes this sprout even prettier than it is. Subtracting the intense colors (the green of the leaves, the purple of the sprouts) makes our eyes more aware of the contrast of shapes.
Purple sprouting broccoli falls into the 'cut and come again' camp... Snip off the main central spear/bud first, and the plants will start to produce side shoots that will turn into fresh spears. Most plants will continue producing new spears for up to 2 months... When you cut off the spears, make sure you cut 2-3 inches of stem as well, this is as sweet and delicious as the bud on the end of it. [source]
In the photo above, you can see the bright green stump where the main bud was cut away and the side shoots already turned into spears ready to be harvested.
I shot the photos in the same place and on the same day as the ones in my recent post on Brussels sprouts. Life has taken me away both space-wise and emotionally in recent weeks. I will return to sharing recipes and thoughts in the next few days.
This is my contribution to edition #118 of Black and White Wednesday - A Culinary Photography Event created by Susan of The Well-Seasoned Cook, now organized by Cinzia of Cindystar, and hosted this week by Sreevalli of Ammaji Recipes.
The photos were shot in color and then converted to black and white (Lightroom preset B&W Look 4).
Who is hosting the current and future editions of the event.