Organic Broccoli – ROMANESCO OTTOBRINO

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Romanesco Broccoli (also listed under Cauliflower) are a fantastic variety from Italy, producing stunning yellow green heads of spiral rosettes with an excellent flavour visually that resemble a pine cone

  • Size: 2.5 gm

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Organic Broccoli – ROMANESCO OTTOBRINO

Romanesco Broccoli (also listed under Cauliflower) are a fantastic variety from Italy, producing stunning yellow green heads of spiral rosettes with an excellent flavour visually that resemble a pine cone. Many Romanesco types are spring maturing but this is rare one that comes ready in the autumn (Oct-Nov), thus avoiding the need to overwinter it.

Cultivation Advice Organic Broccoli – ROMANESCO OTTOBRINO

  • Start indoors in a warm, well-lighted area from early March through June for the earliest of crops. Sow seeds ¼” deep in good compost. Keep evenly moist. Seedlings emerge in 5-8 days at 70º F. They do best covered lightly with soil. Alternatively sow directly outside from early April.
  • Transplant seedlings by at least Mid-summer. They grow best at 55º to 65º F. Do not let seedling become more that 5 weeks old because older seedlings do not mature well transplanted.
  • Set plants 18″ apart in rows 24″ apart. Transplant seedlings in late June for Oct – Nov head harvest.
  • Water deeply once a week in dry weather. Cultivate or mulch to control weeds. High fertility and abundant supply of water throughout the growing season are important.