Fractal Magic! 75-95 Days in cool climates 100-200 Days in warm climates.
Part of the cruciferous family, Romanesco tastes like a mild, nuttier version of cauliflower. The edible flower is eaten both raw and cooked, and is excellent roasted.
Romanesco was thought to have originated in the Lazio region of Italy as early as the 15th century and named after the capital of the region, Rome. Romanesco arrived in the U.S. around the beginning of the 20th century, and was quickly adored for its logarithmic spiraling. This fractal form allows for buds to be efficiently arranged throughout the flower, which, in turn, yields more seeds than a typical plant of the same size.
Planting instructions: Start seeds in fertile planting mix, 1-2 seeds per cell. When the seedlings develop their first true leaves they are ready to be transplanted to a prepared garden bed, usually about 4 weeks after germinating. Romanesco plants get really big so remember to give them lots of space! We suggest spacing them about 18" apart in a staggered, diagonal fashion. Does best in cool spring and fall/winter weather.