I grew two types of broccoli this year. One was monaco I think, and the other one I'm not sure about (maybe calabrese?).
We started harvesting the monaco more than a month ago and per this question we have been getting a good crop of secondary heads ever since.
But the other one has given us nothing at all in terms of secondary heads (nothing wrong with its maincrop).
In neither case did they get anywhere close to flowering. Is the difference down to variety? Or is it something to do with how and when we harvested?