Cauliflower (Brassica oleracea var. botrytis 'Romanesco') in the Brassicas Database

Also sold as:
Romanesco Broccoli
Romanesco Cauliflower
Romanescu Cauliflower

General Plant Information (Edit)
Water Preferences: Mesic
Dynamic Accumulator: P (Phosphorus)
Ca (Calcium)
S (Sulfur)
Mn (Manganese)
Zn (Zinc)
Cu (Copper)
Propagation: Seeds: Self fertile
Pollinators: Self
Various insects

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Location: Oregon City, ORDate: 2015-03-01
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Location: Ferry Building Marketplace - San Francisco, CADate: 2016-12-31Broccoli for healthy eating
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Location: Victory Seed Company - Liberal, ORImage used with permission of the Victory Seed Company.
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Posted by bitbit (Baltimore County, MD - Zone 7a) on Jan 3, 2014 9:00 PM

One of the most beatiful vegetables, this plant creates fractal shapes in its head and has a vibrant pale green color. Even more striking is the flavor, mild and nutty, with no bitterness at all. It has the best qualities of both broccoli and cauliflower. The leaves are also edible, although they have a stronger flavor than the head and can be tough when they are large.

On the downside, it is a relatively slow grower, and it produces only one head.

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Posted by MikeD (Liberal, Oregon - Zone 8b) on Apr 10, 2015 11:48 AM

95 days — Its heads incorporate a unique, beautiful spiraling pattern (a graphic representation of a Fibonacci series) that is a light-green color. The plants looks like typical cauliflower plants.

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