Brassica cretica in the Brassicas Database

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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

This irresistible, colorful crop was grown in Eldorado Hills, CA.

Romanesco, the Unearthly VegetableRomanesco, the Unearthly Vegetable
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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Location: Jacksonville, TXDate: 2012-03-15
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Location: Jacksonville, TXDate: 2012-03-15Highly favored by the honeybees
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Posted by Marilyn (Northern KY - Zone 6a) on Jan 3, 2014 8:10 PM

Judging by the two pics that Dave posted, this one looks not only colorful, but also beautiful! I bet it tastes as good as it looks!

I didn't know that there was anything but all green broccoli. I'll have to look for this variety to grow.

DH and I love broccoli so much that we could eat lots of it every day. I don't know why I didn't think of growing it before in containers, but I guess I thought it would be too hard to grow.

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Discussion Threads about this plant
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2016 Northeast Veggie Gardens by robertduval14 Dec 6, 2016 6:01 PM 1,036
Mistake in database by abhege Jan 7, 2014 9:02 PM 5
Maybe bulk-mark many Brassicas as "Salad greens" and "Cooked greens" by RickCorey Feb 5, 2013 3:14 PM 2
Invalid species report by dave Jul 14, 2012 2:30 PM 58

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