Matures in 75-100 Days
A unique type, these bright green whorled heads on a cauliflower-type plant are widely grown in northern Italy. They look gorgeous with their spirals and taste even better than the finest broccoli. Romanesco has a pleasing nutty taste to them that can be enjoyed raw, but if cooked lightly, will still retain its flavor and unique texture. Height 24 to 36 inches.
SOWING…Sow seeds indoors 6 to 8 weeks before last frost date. May also be sown in early spring in sunny location after all danger of frost is past. Space seeds 1 inch apart in rows, covering with ¼ inch of fine soil.
THINNING…When plants are 6 inches high, transplant in rows 2 feet apart, in rows spaced 3 feet from each other.
GERMINATION…Germinates in 7 to 14 days depending on soil and weather conditions.REMARKS…Rich in Iron, Vitamin C, Vitamin A, and loaded with natural fiber.