Romanesco broccoli

Romanesco broccoli

Family: Brassicaceae
Genus: Brassica
Species: Brassica oleracea var. italiaca


Romanesco broccoli (also known as Roman cauliflower) belongs to the Brassicaceae family, it is a variety of Brassica oleracea and its scientific name is Brassica oleracea var. italica. Known and eaten since the days of ancient Rome, it looks rather like a cauliflower but is yellowy-green coloured and conical in shape.
Romanesco broccoli is a biennial plant; it has a taproot from which a great number of secondary roots sprout, as does the stem, on which the straight leaves and head grow. The head is formed by a group of flowers (an inflorescence) and is the part normally eaten. The inflorescence of Romanesco broccoli is amazing; in fact it represents a natural fractal, composed of a spiral group of rosettes that are, in turn, made up of spiral rosettes.

Growing Sheet

Scientific name Brassica oleracea var. italica
Productivity cycle Annual
Recommended Seeding In Pots
Number of seeds 2
Sowing Depth 0.30 cm
Distance between rows 60 cm / 80 cm
Distance between rows 40 cm / 60 cm
Estimated number of plants/sqm 6.00
Average growing time 120 gg / 150 gg
Average sprouting time 6 gg / 8 gg
Produce per sqm 1.00 kg / 2.00 kg
Estimated growing sqm per person 1.0
Ideal Sprouting Temperature (C°) 5 °c - 25 °c
Min. Temperature (C°) 5 °c
Soil pH 6.00 / 7.00
Can be grown in pots yes

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