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Brassica oleracea (Botrytis Group) 'Romanesco'

Brassica oleracea (Botrytis Group) 'Romanesco' Broccoli
£2.29 0820000667 Category: Seeds > Vegetable Seeds
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Brassica oleracea Brocolli 'Romanesco' created a great deal of interest when grown at the Scottish Horticultural Research Institute, yet it is very widely grown in Northern Italy. The 'spears' can be snapped off individually or all together. 'Romanesco' has a taste and texture exceeding the finest Broccoli and to really appreciate the flavour it should be cooked and served individually with melted butter.

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Botanical name Brassica oleracea (Botrytis Group)
Common name Broccoli
Drought resistance N
Flower colour Green
Flowering time Autumn, Winter
Foliage Deciduous
Foliage colour Green
Fragrance N
Habit Compact
Plant type Vegetable Seeds
Season of interest Autumn, Winter
Time to maturity 1 - 2 years
Ultimate height 0.1m - 0.5m
Ultimate spread 0.1m - 0.5m
Useful/additional information Sow seeds in a well raked, firm, seed bed in late spring in drills 1mm (½in) deep and keep moist. Sowing can also be made under glass at this time. Transplant the seedlings 45x45cm (18x18in) apart, when they have made 2-3 true leaves. For best results grow in a rich, fertile soil and water regularly. Romanesco is ready in late autumn and the whole head need not be harvested all at once - just snap off the individual heads you need. Romanesco should not be grown on the same piece of ground two years running or follow other Brassicas (Cabbages, Sprouts etc).

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