Plant Inspiration : Broccoli Romanesco

Jan 17, 2014

Broccoli Romanesco (Brassica oleracea)

Sun:  Full sun, but be careful…this plant will bolt (when a plant goes from leafy to flower/seed producing very fast) when exposed to hot weather. Early stages of bolting can be reversed or saved, but a fully bolted plant is typically inedible.

Zone:  This plant does best in zones 3-10. As a member of the Cole family, it is considered a cool season vegetable.

Soil:  Well drained soil will help this lovely vegetable grow strong.

Water:  If you know how to grow regular broccoli and cauliflower, then this is the same. Young plants must be watered regularly and once they get a bit bigger and stronger, then you may reduce watering.

HabitatRomanesco is the vintage cousin of cauliflower. It is green apple in color (even neon green at times), and has a crazy whorled spike look to it.

TipAlso known as Romanesco cauliflower. This unique looking broccoli has a nutty flavor that may be enjoyed raw or lightly cooked. These would do great in a kid’s garden or student garden!

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