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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Aug 4, 2015 9:32 PM CST
Name: Dirt
(Zone 5b)
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Wow--that is a neat looking vegetable and those are great photos for the database (hint hint) Thumbs up
Does the taste/texture more resemble broccoli or cauliflower? (I really like cauliflower--broccoli not so much)
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Aug 5, 2015 2:11 AM CST
Name: Daniel Erdy
Catawba SC (Zone 7b)
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It's more like cauliflower both in taste and texture but is unique in it's self at the same time. If you enjoy cauliflower I'm sure you'll enjoy romanesco and kids seem to like it too, at least mine do. The best part is I don't have to drown it in cheese sauce for them to eat it either like I do broccoli. just steam then add a little butter, salt, and pepper and they tear it up. I like raw veggies for the most part but it's not good raw but neither is cauliflower or broccoli to me.
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Aug 5, 2015 6:03 AM CST
Name: Dnd
SE Michigan (Zone 6a)
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@dirtdorphins - thanks for asking this question; I, too, was wondering about the taste.

@ediblelandscapingsc - thank you for the article! I hope you'll continue to share more. I work hard to create a largely edible landscape in my own yard (from veggies, to fruit to edible flowers) and any time someone posts about a picturesque veggie that might actually taste good, I get excited!
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Aug 5, 2015 7:12 AM CST
Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
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Taste is a good thing, but it is the fractal part has me fascinated. Smiling
It’s okay to not know all the answers.
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Aug 5, 2015 8:26 AM CST
Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
North Fl. (Zone 8b)
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lovemyhouse said:Taste is a good thing, but it is the fractal part has me fascinated. Smiling


Me too.
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Aug 5, 2015 3:51 PM CST
Name: Daniel Erdy
Catawba SC (Zone 7b)
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Thanks everyone, I tip my hat to you. I'm glad people are showing an interest in edibles and see the beauty in them . I'll try to do a few more articles over the next few weeks.
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Aug 5, 2015 3:51 PM CST
Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
Rescue dogs: Angels with paws needi
Dragonflies Dog Lover Bookworm I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Photography Bee Lover
Plays in the sandbox Butterflies Region: Texas Garden Sages I sent a postcard to Randy! Charter ATP Member
Thumbs up Thumbs up
It’s okay to not know all the answers.
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Aug 5, 2015 4:03 PM CST
Name: Rita
North Shore, Long Island, NY
Zone 6B
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It sure is a beautiful looking vegetable.
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Aug 5, 2015 7:12 PM CST
Name: Dirt
(Zone 5b)
Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Region: Utah Bee Lover Garden Photography Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Photo Contest Winner: 2014
Photo Contest Winner: 2015 Photo Contest Winner: 2016 Photo Contest Winner 2018 Photo Contest Winner 2019 Photo Contest Winner 2020 Photo Contest Winner 2021
Excellent, thanks!
now to see about finding some to try Smiling
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Aug 5, 2015 8:05 PM CST
Name: Daniel Erdy
Catawba SC (Zone 7b)
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I'll have seeds in spring I can share with everyone for postage but I'm all out for fall planting. If you haven't found any by next spring remind me and I'll send you some and anyone else who wants to try them.
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