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Romanesco, the Unearthly Vegetable

By ediblelandscapingsc
August 5, 2015

Sometimes a plant just stops you in your tracks. Romanesco is one of those plants both in the garden and on your plate.

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Name: Sandy B.
Ford River, Michigan UP (Zone 4b)
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Aug 4, 2015 9:22 PM CST
I think it's worth growing just for the way it looks -- but I also love the flavor, sort of a mild broccoli to my taste. I've grown it a few times in the past and have had the best success growing it as a fall crop, so I started some seeds a month or so ago and have just transplanted the plants into the garden. Daniel, I hope your article inspires more people to try growing it! Smiling
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Name: Daniel Erdy
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Aug 5, 2015 2:25 AM CST
Thanks Sandy, maybe someone who hates broccoli will give it a shot just because of it's looks and end up enjoying it once they tried it. I just want everyone to know there is a sea of options in the veggie garden and even if you only like showy ornamental plants that there are edible ornamentals as well.
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Name: Vickie
Elberfeld, Indiana, USA (Zone 6b)
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Aug 5, 2015 11:16 AM CST
What a beautiful plant! I had no idea it was out there. Thanks for bringing it to my attention Daniel Thumbs up
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