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A true work of art, this “cauliflower” has whorled heads and a delightfully crisp texture and nutty flavour.
Romanesco Cauliflower Seeds
[75-100 days from transplant] If you love fractals and fantastic shapes in a great tasting veggie, You’re going to love Romanesco cauliflower. Also known as Romanesco broccoli, Calabrese romanesco, Broccoflower, this stunning beauty has apple-green whorled heads that taste have a nutty flavour somewhere between cauliflower and broccoli, with no cauliflower bitterness. It’s been widely loved in Italy since the 16th century, and is best served raw or slightly cooked.
Bred for cool climates, the Romanesco cauliflower does well in our northern climes.
Has been awarded the RHS Award of Garden Merit
When is the best time to grow Romanesco cauliflower from seeds? The best time to germinate and starting growing Romanesco cauliflower is in the spring. This allows your cauliflower seeds enough time to grow and produce their heads before the summer's warmer temperatures. Some varieties are better suited for mid-summer planting and a fall harvest.
What are good companion vegetables for Romanesco cauliflowers? There are quite a few veggies that can be companion planted with cauliflower like: beetroot, broccoli, chard, spinach, cucumber, sweetcorn, radish and brussels sprout.
Can you grow Romanesco cauliflower in big pots and containers? You can grow cauliflower in big plant pots and containers when making sure that there is at least one drainage hole. Using a lightweight potting mix that offers nutrients and holds some moisture but drains well is strongly recommended. Romanesco cauliflower's roots will rot very fast in overly wet soil.
- Average Germination Time
- 7 - 14 Days
- Sowing Method
- Start in Pots / Trays
- Days to Maturity
- 100 Days
- Grow in Greenhouse
- Optional for Overwinter Crop
- Packet Seed Count
- Recommended Soil pH
Sow and Harvest Times