Broccoli is a heavy feeder. DiCicco produced very well for us. Side shoots were larger than average. We grow several varieties of broccoli and will continue to keep CiCicco in the mix. Excellent flavor, too.
We has grown PacMan broccoli before and this sounded similar. We were disappointed. It never really developed any "head" and the side shoots after were so small it was almost not worthwhile to harvest them.