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Romanesco Broccoli Seeds (Organic)

Romanesco Broccoli Seeds (Organic)

Romanesco Broccoli - Prized for Its Delicate Nutty Flavor

Broccoli - Romanesco - Brassica oleracea (Botrytis Group)

Annual Heirloom. The broccoli and cauliflower families both lay claim to this dramatic vegetable. Discovered in 16th century Italy, it sends up small spirals that curve to form a large spiral head. Break it apart and eat it raw or steamed. Prized for its delicate, nutty flavor as well as its vivid, light green color. May reach 3' before producing.

Did You Know? The broccoli head shape is a fractal called the Fibonacci Spiral.

Soil and Water: Prefers nearly neutral soils rich in organic matter. Water moderately and evenly. Can be sensitive to boron deficiencies. Lime the soil to a pH of 7.0 or higher in areas with clubroot problems.

Planting and Growing: Time indoor sowing so that plants are no more than 5 weeks old at transplant time. Sow outdoors when soil temperatures are at least 60°F. A temperamental plant, sensitive to under watering or under fertilization. Side dress with compost in mid-season. Use row cover early on to block cabbage family pests.

Harvesting and Storage: Cut heads when they are fully developed. The plant will not re-sprout new heads. Eat raw or lightly cooked for best flavor and color.

Soil Temperature: 70-85°F
Planting Depth: 1/4"-1/2"
Germination: 7-14 Days
Height At Maturity: 3'
Days to Maturity: 75-100 Days
Sun/Shade: Partial Sun
Spacing After Thinning: 18"-24"
Approx Seeds per Pack: 100 Seeds

 

Romanesco broccoli, also known as Roman cauliflower or Romanesque cauliflower, is a visually stunning and delicious vegetable that captivates gardeners and food enthusiasts alike. Its mesmerizing fractal-like appearance and mild, nutty flavor make it a unique addition to any garden and culinary repertoire.

Characteristics

Romanesco broccoli (Brassica oleracea var. botrytis) is an heirloom variety that stands out for its distinct appearance. It boasts the following noteworthy characteristics:

  1. Fractal-Like Spirals: Romanesco broccoli forms captivating lime-green heads composed of intricate, self-replicating spirals. Its natural fractal pattern is a mesmerizing example of nature's mathematical beauty.

  2. Flavor Profile: The flavor of Romanesco broccoli is mildly sweet, nutty, and more delicate than conventional broccoli. It offers a pleasant, earthy taste that pairs well with various culinary preparations.

  3. Nutritional Benefits: Like other members of the Brassica family, Romanesco broccoli is rich in essential nutrients, including vitamins C and K, fiber, and antioxidants. It is a healthy addition to any diet.

Cultivation Tips

Growing Romanesco broccoli in your garden can be a rewarding experience, but it requires some attention to detail. Here are key cultivation tips to help you succeed:

  1. Soil Preparation: Romanesco broccoli prefers well-drained, fertile soil with a pH level between 6.0 and 7.0. Amend your garden bed with compost to provide the necessary nutrients for healthy growth.

  2. Sunlight: Ensure that your Romanesco broccoli plants receive full sun exposure, ideally six hours or more of sunlight per day.

  3. Temperature: This cool-season crop thrives in mild temperatures between 60°F and 70°F (15°C to 21°C). Plant it in spring or fall, depending on your climate.

  4. Seed Starting: Start Romanesco broccoli seeds indoors 6-8 weeks before the last expected frost date in your area. Transplant seedlings when they have grown to about 4-6 inches tall.

  5. Spacing: Allow adequate spacing between plants, approximately 18-24 inches apart, to ensure proper air circulation and growth.

  6. Watering: Maintain consistent soil moisture by watering your Romanesco broccoli plants regularly. Ensure that the soil remains evenly moist, but avoid waterlogged conditions.

  7. Pest and Disease Control: Monitor for common garden pests such as aphids, cabbage worms, and slugs. Implement organic pest control methods as needed to protect your plants.

Culinary Possibilities

Romanesco broccoli's unique appearance and flavor make it a versatile ingredient in the kitchen. Here are some culinary ideas to explore:

  1. Roasting: Toss Romanesco broccoli florets with olive oil, garlic, and your favorite seasonings, then roast until tender and slightly caramelized.

  2. Steaming: Steam Romanesco broccoli until it becomes vibrant green and slightly tender, then serve with a drizzle of lemon juice and a sprinkle of Parmesan cheese.

  3. Salads: Use raw Romanesco broccoli florets in salads for added texture and visual appeal.

  4. Purees and Soups: Incorporate Romanesco broccoli into creamy purees or soups to enhance their flavor and nutrient content.

  5. Side Dishes: Serve blanched Romanesco broccoli as a side dish with a simple lemon-butter sauce or a light vinaigrette.

Romanesco broccoli seeds from Peaceful Valley Farm & Garden Supply offer gardeners the opportunity to grow a truly unique and visually stunning vegetable. With the right cultivation techniques, you can enjoy the fractal-like beauty and delightful flavor of Romanesco broccoli in your garden and on your plate. Whether you are an experienced gardener or a novice, cultivating Romanesco broccoli is a rewarding endeavor that celebrates the marvel of nature in your own backyard.

 

Check out our Broccoli Growing Guide for more information.
 

USDA Certified Organic
Quantity Discounts for Romanesco Broccoli Seeds (Organic)
Buy 10 for $3.69 each
Buy 50 for $2.99 each
$2.99
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Description

Broccoli - Romanesco - Brassica oleracea (Botrytis Group)

Annual Heirloom. The broccoli and cauliflower families both lay claim to this dramatic vegetable. Discovered in 16th century Italy, it sends up small spirals that curve to form a large spiral head. Break it apart and eat it raw or steamed. Prized for its delicate, nutty flavor as well as its vivid, light green color. May reach 3' before producing.

Did You Know? The broccoli head shape is a fractal called the Fibonacci Spiral.

Soil and Water: Prefers nearly neutral soils rich in organic matter. Water moderately and evenly. Can be sensitive to boron deficiencies. Lime the soil to a pH of 7.0 or higher in areas with clubroot problems.

Planting and Growing: Time indoor sowing so that plants are no more than 5 weeks old at transplant time. Sow outdoors when soil temperatures are at least 60°F. A temperamental plant, sensitive to under watering or under fertilization. Side dress with compost in mid-season. Use row cover early on to block cabbage family pests.

Harvesting and Storage: Cut heads when they are fully developed. The plant will not re-sprout new heads. Eat raw or lightly cooked for best flavor and color.

Soil Temperature: 70-85°F
Planting Depth: 1/4"-1/2"
Germination: 7-14 Days
Height At Maturity: 3'
Days to Maturity: 75-100 Days
Sun/Shade: Partial Sun
Spacing After Thinning: 18"-24"
Approx Seeds per Pack: 100 Seeds

 

Romanesco broccoli, also known as Roman cauliflower or Romanesque cauliflower, is a visually stunning and delicious vegetable that captivates gardeners and food enthusiasts alike. Its mesmerizing fractal-like appearance and mild, nutty flavor make it a unique addition to any garden and culinary repertoire.

Characteristics

Romanesco broccoli (Brassica oleracea var. botrytis) is an heirloom variety that stands out for its distinct appearance. It boasts the following noteworthy characteristics:

  1. Fractal-Like Spirals: Romanesco broccoli forms captivating lime-green heads composed of intricate, self-replicating spirals. Its natural fractal pattern is a mesmerizing example of nature's mathematical beauty.

  2. Flavor Profile: The flavor of Romanesco broccoli is mildly sweet, nutty, and more delicate than conventional broccoli. It offers a pleasant, earthy taste that pairs well with various culinary preparations.

  3. Nutritional Benefits: Like other members of the Brassica family, Romanesco broccoli is rich in essential nutrients, including vitamins C and K, fiber, and antioxidants. It is a healthy addition to any diet.

Cultivation Tips

Growing Romanesco broccoli in your garden can be a rewarding experience, but it requires some attention to detail. Here are key cultivation tips to help you succeed:

  1. Soil Preparation: Romanesco broccoli prefers well-drained, fertile soil with a pH level between 6.0 and 7.0. Amend your garden bed with compost to provide the necessary nutrients for healthy growth.

  2. Sunlight: Ensure that your Romanesco broccoli plants receive full sun exposure, ideally six hours or more of sunlight per day.

  3. Temperature: This cool-season crop thrives in mild temperatures between 60°F and 70°F (15°C to 21°C). Plant it in spring or fall, depending on your climate.

  4. Seed Starting: Start Romanesco broccoli seeds indoors 6-8 weeks before the last expected frost date in your area. Transplant seedlings when they have grown to about 4-6 inches tall.

  5. Spacing: Allow adequate spacing between plants, approximately 18-24 inches apart, to ensure proper air circulation and growth.

  6. Watering: Maintain consistent soil moisture by watering your Romanesco broccoli plants regularly. Ensure that the soil remains evenly moist, but avoid waterlogged conditions.

  7. Pest and Disease Control: Monitor for common garden pests such as aphids, cabbage worms, and slugs. Implement organic pest control methods as needed to protect your plants.

Culinary Possibilities

Romanesco broccoli's unique appearance and flavor make it a versatile ingredient in the kitchen. Here are some culinary ideas to explore:

  1. Roasting: Toss Romanesco broccoli florets with olive oil, garlic, and your favorite seasonings, then roast until tender and slightly caramelized.

  2. Steaming: Steam Romanesco broccoli until it becomes vibrant green and slightly tender, then serve with a drizzle of lemon juice and a sprinkle of Parmesan cheese.

  3. Salads: Use raw Romanesco broccoli florets in salads for added texture and visual appeal.

  4. Purees and Soups: Incorporate Romanesco broccoli into creamy purees or soups to enhance their flavor and nutrient content.

  5. Side Dishes: Serve blanched Romanesco broccoli as a side dish with a simple lemon-butter sauce or a light vinaigrette.

Romanesco broccoli seeds from Peaceful Valley Farm & Garden Supply offer gardeners the opportunity to grow a truly unique and visually stunning vegetable. With the right cultivation techniques, you can enjoy the fractal-like beauty and delightful flavor of Romanesco broccoli in your garden and on your plate. Whether you are an experienced gardener or a novice, cultivating Romanesco broccoli is a rewarding endeavor that celebrates the marvel of nature in your own backyard.

 

Check out our Broccoli Growing Guide for more information.
 

Peaceful Valley Farm & Garden Supply brand seeds are guaranteed to germinate. Once the seeds have sprouted, please understand that Peaceful Valley cannot be held responsible for the many uncontrollable growing and climatic conditions that must be met to ensure the success of your crop(s). Peaceful Valley brand vegetable seeds are all non-GMO and Certified Organic.
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Shipping Information

Shipping Weight: 0.01 lb

Dimensions: 4.5"L x 3.25"W x 0.1"H

Features

  • Heirloom
  • Open-Pollinated

Characteristics

Organic Status: Certified Organic Product
Approximate Harvest Time : Early Spring
Approximate Harvest Time : Early Winter
Approximate Harvest Time : Late Winter
Growth Habit : Upright
Life Cycle : Annual
Plant Family : Brassicaceae (Brassicas or Cole)
Planting Time : Fall
Seed Unit Sizes : Seed Pack
Soil pH : 6.6 - 7.0
Soil pH : 7.1 - 7.5
Starting Location : Direct Sow
Starting Location : Start Indoors & Transplant
Sun Requirements : Partial Sun

Planting & Care

Soil and Water: Prefers nearly neutral soils rich in organic matter. Water moderately and evenly. Can be sensitive to boron deficiencies. Lime the soil to a pH of 7.0 or higher in areas with clubroot problems.

Planting and Growing: Time indoor sowing so that plants are no more than 5 weeks old at transplant time. Sow outdoors when soil temperatures are at least 60°F. A temperamental plant, sensitive to under watering or under fertilization. Side dress with compost in mid-season. Use row cover early on to block cabbage family pests.

Harvesting and Storage: Cut heads when they are fully developed. The plant will not re-sprout new heads. Eat raw or lightly cooked for best flavor and color.

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Guarantee

Peaceful Valley Farm & Garden Supply brand vegetable seeds are guaranteed to germinate. Once the seeds have sprouted, please understand that Peaceful Valley cannot be held responsible for the many uncontrollable growing and climatic conditions that must be met to ensure the success of your crop(s).

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