Our very first cauliflower, 'Green Macerata' is the variety. Looks more like broccoli. I probably could have picked it when it was more compact but it had a pretty small head and I was hoping it was just going to get bigger. However when I next checked it looked like this so it was obviously time to cut it. Anyhow, despite looking somewhat on the lean side, the cauli was delicious, lightly steamed with a goat and turnip curry I made in the slow cooker.