Broccoli 'Romanesco' (Organic)

Brassica oleracea
Organic

A true geometric wonder of the heirloom world. These beautiful lime-green broccoli heads have a delicate flavour and feature a unique spiralling pattern. Ready to harvest 10-14 weeks from transplant. Heads grow up to 1kg. Does not produce side-shoots.

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Broccoli 'Romanesco' (Organic)

A truly fascinating and intriguing vegetable that looks like a cauliflower but grows like a broccoli. This heirloom vegetable dates back to 16th Century Italy and showcases a stunning fractal pattern of carefully constructed whorls of vibrant lime green florets that appear as dramatic peaks across the head of the broccoli. But there is more to this vegetable than just its good looks, with tender heads of a mild creamy, nutty flavour, there is a reason that there are recipes dedicated to just this variety.

How to grow

Preferring a slightly alkaline soil, like other members of the cabbage family, broccoli is easy to grow, and if you plant the sprouting varieties, they can be continually harvested for up to 3 months. Prepare the ground with plenty of well rotted manure or compost. Always pick the central head first, this will encourage the prolific growth of side shoots. Pick these shoots regularly and do not allow it to flower, as this will stop production of new shoots. In windy gardens the plants might need to be staked as they become top heavy.

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