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To celebrate our 140th year in the seed business, we're excited to bring back some old, old favourites from our archives!
Broccoli Romanesco is a nutty tasting Italian lime-green broccoli with a beautiful spiral patterned head. Also known as 'cauliflower Romanesco'. This heirloom variety has been grown since the 16th century. Ideal steamed until tender or delicious roasted.
Romanesco broccoli has a very unique claim to fame that fascinates mathematicians: the distinctive spirals are rare natural examples of fractal geometry, because they form repeating 'golden' logarithmic spirals that follow a Fibonacci sequence...they're mathematically perfect. The data indicates they're pretty tasty, too!
Sow seed into trays of Yates Black Magic® Seed Raising Mix. Firm down and keep moist. Transplant seedlings when about 7 cm high.
Choose a sunny, well-drained position. Prior to planting work in Yates Thrive® Natural Blood & Bone. Once seedlings have established, feed with Yates Thrive® Natural Fish Seaweed + Plant Food. Protect from snails and slugs.
Plant brassica vegetables in a different position each year to avoid soil-borne diseases. Harvest the head while it is still tight and before the flowers open.
Store in a cool dry place away from direct Sunlight. Keep out of reach of children and pets.
NOT TO BE USED FOR ANY PURPOSE OR IN ANY MANNER CONTRARY TO THIS LABEL UNLESS AUTHORISED
Brassica oleracea var. botrytis