Organic Broccoli, Romanesco

Prized for Its Delicate Nutty Flavor

Brand: Peaceful Valley    Item Number: SNV8423

$2.99

In Stock! Ships from Northern CA.

$2.99

In Stock! Ships from Northern CA.

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

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Features

  • Heirloom
  • Open-Pollinated

Characteristics

Seed Unit Sizes Seed Pack Organic Status Certified Organic Product
Life Cycle Annual Planting Time Spring, Fall
Approximate Harvest Time Early Summer, Late Fall, Early Winter Ideal Soil Temperature 70-85°F
Days to Maturity 60 - 90 Days, 90 - 120 Days Sun Requirements Partial Sun
Growth Habit Upright Starting Location Direct Sow, Start Indoors & Transplant
Plant Family Brassicaceae (Brassicas or Cole) Soil pH 6.6 - 7.5
Seed Unit Sizes Seed Pack
Organic Status Certified Organic Product
Life Cycle Annual
Planting Time Spring, Fall
Approximate Harvest Time Early Summer, Late Fall, Early Winter
Ideal Soil Temperature 70-85°F
Days to Maturity 60 - 90 Days, 90 - 120 Days
Sun Requirements Partial Sun
Growth Habit Upright
Starting Location Direct Sow, Start Indoors & Transplant
Plant Family Brassicaceae (Brassicas or Cole)
Soil pH 6.6 - 7.5

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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Shipping Weight: 0.01 lbs. Dimensions: 4.5"L x 3.25"W x 0.1"H

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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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