I ate one of them a week or so back (not all of it, my wife and one of my sons helped.) It is noticeably more tender and friable than broccoli, when it is cooked, you can easily crush it with your tongue, but lacks a definitive taste - I'll be sticking with broccoli.
It is a remarkable plant to look at. I suspect that the whorls are in some sort of Fibonacci sequence. Fibonacci (or near-Fibonacci) sequences are very common in plants; I was reading a study the other day of common English trees and the way their branches are arranged around the trunk as the tree grows.
The question is not, how does a "perfect" mutation such as this ever come about" as "perfect" is subjective and every other flower is "perfect" if you consider only its function as a flower.