75 days. Bright lime green heads grow where each floret takes on a fractal spiral so it looks like a series of raised conical swirls. Very unique. Makes 1 lb nutty tasting heads absolutely delicious raw or cooked. Adapted to cool climates. Not an actual broccoli but its a cauliflower variant. Becomes mushy if overcooked.
- Seed Count: 50+
- Collection Date: Sept 2019
- Hardiness Zone: annual
- Height and Width: 60cm x 45cm
- Germination test type: hand sort
How to germinate Romanesco Italia broccoli seeds:
Sow 6 mm deep. Keep moist. Opt. germination temp: 15-25 C. Days to germ: 7-14. Culture: full sun; well draining average soil; moderate feeder. Grow in cooler sections of the sunny garden. Hates restricted roots so use appropriate sized container if you grow to transplant. Seat out after the danger of frost has passed or direct sow. Can have to plantings; one in spring and another in the fall. Over winters well to -10C.