Organic Romanesco Cauliflower

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"Brassica Romanesco (USDA Organic) Cauliflower, Brassica oleracea 'Romanesco (Cauliflower)', has heads that are lime green with pointed, spiralled pinnacles. Cauliflower is best planted in summer for harvest in the fall, or midwinter in mild climates. Plant 18"" apart to give the large plants adequate space. The plants are less vigorous and the heads tend to be a bit smaller than cauliflower. Brassica Romanesco has a mild, nutty taste. This is a visually stunning object that on first encounter it's hard to imagine you're looking at a garden vegetable! Its tightly packed, lime-green florets exhibit a complex, bewitching design. If you cook it whole, dunking it in boiling water for a few minutes until tender, it's one of the most impressive greens you can serve. Its flavor is somewhere between broccoli and cauliflower, with a sweet, vegetal nuttiness - and it's bereft of the slightly bitter edge cauliflower can have. Romanesco is also a wonderful partner to pasta. Being more tender than standard cauliflower, it easily cooks down with stock or tomatoes to a crushable softness. "


Organic Romanesco Cauliflower Is Suited to Grow in Zones 3-9
Growing Zones 3-9
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Brand Nature Hills Nursery
Botanical Name Brassica 'Romanesco'
Soil Type Well drained
Sun Exposure Full Sun