Cauliflower
Brassica oleracea var. botrytis 'Romanesco'

Family: Brassicaceae (brass-ih-KAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Brassica (BRAS-ee-ka) (Info)
Species: oleracea var. botrytis
Cultivar: Romanesco

Category:

Vegetables

Height:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Spacing:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Hardiness:

Not Applicable

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Bright Yellow

Bloom Time:

N/A

Foliage:

Herbaceous

Veined

Other details:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

From seed; sow indoors before last frost

Seed Collecting:

Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Clovis, California

San Marcos, California

Montrose, Colorado

Gardeners' Notes:

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RatingContent
Neutral

On Dec 16, 2012, RiverNymph from the Mountains, CO (Zone 4a) wrote:

Bought directly from Sustainable Seed Company. I trust them completely - their seeds are the best. However, I grew this variety and the heads ended up looking like normal ol' broccoli, even at a mature state. I never saw any sort of design in the pattern as so famously shown. Taste was mediocre.

Neutral

On May 18, 2004, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

An unusual green cauliflower from Franchi Sementi. (Italy). Used in gourmet restaurants. Florrets form a peaked head which has been compared to grouping of Siamese dancers.