Learning all about Growing Romanesco Broccolican be a rewarding experience! Here’s all you need to know about cultivating this veggie!
Also popular as Broccoli Apple, this Mediterranean plant forms a major part of Italian cuisine. If you too want to enjoy this exotic veggie fresh in your salads, then here’s everything about Growing Romanesco Broccoli.
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Romanesco Broccoli Information
Romanesco Broccoli is a type of Brassica that was first grown via selective breeding around the fifteenth century in Italy. The plant is also believed to be a cross between broccoli and cauliflower. It has a mild flavor, which makes it perfect for salads and sandwiches.
The heads are ready for harvest in Autumn from September, 80-100 days from the date of sowing the seeds. Wait until the heads are large or you can pick the smaller ones for a soft and even milder taste.
It is best to eat romanesco broccoli as fresh as possible. It can be blanched, sautéed, and roasted. You can store the veggie for 1-2 weeks in a cool larder or refrigerator.