Veronica Romanesco Broccoflower

77 days. Is it a Broccoli? Is it a Cauliflower? Who knows? But we do know that Romanesco 'Broccoflower' makes a most dramatic presentation. The flavor is like Broccoli and like Cauliflower: sweet, with a soft Brassica tang. This artsy seductress has complex, symmetrical heads comprised of lime-green florets that spiral into intricate peaks. Quite a prolific producer, Veronica should be harvested young for the best flavor, which is milder and sweeter than that of its common Cauliflower siblings. Veronica may be cooked (it stays green!) or enjoyed raw when you can nibble away at its intriguing peaked florets capped in savory dips. (F1.)

One packet of about 30 seeds
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  • Cauliflowers are a popular subject for painters, potters and tapestry makers all over the world, and are no less charming in the potager garden. This Brassica is a heavy feeder and likes sweet soil; plant in soil that is rich in organic matter, adding dolomite lime as needed. Best grown as transplants: start seed indoors 8 weeks before transplanting into the garden (2 weeks prior to the last spring frost date or in early summer for fall harvest). Harvest Cauliflower while the buds are tightly closed, using a large sharp blade to cut it off at ground level. One of our favorite comfort foods is steamed Cauliflower lightly baked with a soul-warming, white cheese sauce with a healthy dose of freshly grated nutmeg. Yum. Deer resistant.

    Average seed life: 3 years.
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Cauliflowers are a popular subject for painters, potters and tapestry makers all over the world, and are no less charming in the potager garden. This Brassica is a heavy feeder and likes sweet soil; plant in soil that is rich in organic matter, adding dolomite lime as needed. Best grown as transplants: start seed indoors 8 weeks before transplanting into the garden (2 weeks prior to the last spring frost date or in early summer for fall harvest). Harvest Cauliflower while the buds are tightly closed, using a large sharp blade to cut it off at ground level. One of our favorite comfort foods is steamed Cauliflower lightly baked with a soul-warming, white cheese sauce with a healthy dose of freshly grated nutmeg. Yum. Deer resistant.

Average seed life: 3 years.
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