How to grow Romanesco

Romanesco grow and care – leaf plant of the genus Brassica also known as Romanesco broccoli or Romanesque cauliflower, Romanesco annual plant can grow in mediterranean, subtropics or temperate climate and growing in hardiness zone 2-10a spring planting 10a-11 in autumn planting.

Leaves edible, the color dark green oval sometimes shapeless.

Romanesco head

Romanesco head (buds) edible the color can be: green, white, yellow or purple.

Flowers grow on inflorescence small yellow

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How to grow Romanesco growing and care:

Rich soil, not warm temperature

What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Seedling / Seed

Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?

Difficulties or problems when growing:
To know when to pick the flowers, premature bloom

Planting season:
Autumn – frost free area / Spring – temperate climate

Pests and diseases:
Pieris (butterfly), prodenia (Spodoptera), slugs, aphids

Pruning season:
All season

How to prune:
Dead or infected leaves

Size of the plant?
20-40 cm, 8-16 inches

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Fast growing

Water requirement:
Average amount of water

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Sun / Half Shade

Is it possible to grow indoor as houseplant?

Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:

Blooming information

Bloom season:
Spring / Summer

General information about the flower
Small yellow flowers grow on inflorescence

Thinning the bloom:
Can be cause by pests or not enough water

Pollination is done by:

Uses of Broccoli plant buds:
Cooked, eaten raw, salads

Grow from seeds

Sowing requirement:
Small black seeds

Saving seeds until sowing:
Dry dark place

Sowing season:
Autumn – frost free area / Spring – temperate climate

Planting spacing:
10-20 cm

Depth of Sowing:
1.5 cm

Conditions for seeds germinate:

Watering requires for Seeds:
Average amount of water

Germination time:
5-10 days

Condition of seedling:
Moist, airy soil

Do the seeds require burying?

Edible leaves

Leaves harvesting season:
In cold area spring-summer in frost free autumn-winter

How to harvest the leaves?
Trim the leaves in the base of the leave next to the stem, for salad young leaves for cooked mature leaves, better not to trim the leaves before the bud picked up

Information about leaves:
Dark green leaves, size 15-30 cm,

Uses of Romanesco leaves:
Casserole, cooked, stir fry, salad

Scientific name:

Brassica oleracea

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