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Romanesco Broccoli Seeds Heirloom

SKU:
744808
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SKU:
744808
UPC:
7.36E+11
Weight:
1.00 LBS
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Brassica oleracea var. botrytis
Brand Name:
Botanical Interests
Botanical Name:
Brassica oleracea var. botrytis
Sow Season:
Cool
Edible:
Yes
Landscape Uses:
Good for Containers
Heirloom:
Yes
Days to emerge:
8–10 days
Seed Depth:
¼"
Seed Spacing:
A group of 3 seeds every 24"
Thinning:
When 2" tall, thin to 1 every 24"
Yield:
This packet sows up to 73 feet.
Hardiness:
Frost-tolerant biennial grown as an annual
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Yes
_callout-17|Landscape Uses:
Good for Containers

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Brassica oleracea var. botrytis

This intriguing Italian heirloom delights with spirals of delicious lime green towers that will inspire even a finicky eater to try it.

Is it art or food? Both! 'Romanesco' is not actually a broccoli, but somewhere between a broccoli and cauliflower, with 5"-6" heads. First noted by Italians in the 16th century, it is now catching the eyes of gourmet chefs. Cooked, 'Romanesco' has a delicious nutty flavor and a texture similar to cauliflower. Easier to grow for fall harvest as a warm spring may delay heads until fall.

Variety Info

An old, reliable European heirloom introduced in 1890. Large plant with blue green leaves and a 5"–6" lime green central head composed of many smaller spiraling florets.

Sowing Inside

RECOMMENDED. 4 to 6 weeks before transplanting outside after your average last frost date, or 12 weeks before your average first fall frost date. In mild climates, sow in fall for harvest in late winter and early spring. Ideal soil temperature for germination is 70°–85°F, cooler (60°F) growing temperatures thereafter.

Sowing Outside

Not recommended. 1 to 2 weeks before your average last frost date, or 10 to 12 weeks before your average first fall frost date. In Mild Climates, sow in early fall for winter harvest.

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