• Question: Do you know if the central/edible part of a broccoli/romanesco broccoli can perform photosynthesis ?

    Asked by M-A & L to Freddie, Jena, Kirsten, Kon, Zarah on 16 Nov 2016.
    • Photo: Jennifer Bates

      Jennifer Bates answered on 16 Nov 2016:

      The bit we eat can! We eat the head which is made of flower buds before they open, so they are enclosed in sepals, and in broccoli these sepals do photosynthesise.