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Why did my broccoli not form a head or formed a tiny head?

The early development of a broccoli plant often affects head development; potted plants that were root bound before being planted out or transplants that experienced unusually cold temperatures after being planted out may blunt or button. Both experiences are considered transplant shock. 

Not forming a head is known as blunting and forming only a tiny head is known as buttoning.

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