Broccoli ‘Romanesco’

$3.50

This fascinating looking broccoli is one of the best tasting ones you can grow and it has many fans. You are unlikely to find it in the supermarket so you have to grow it yourself.

Packet of 200 seeds

10 in stock

Description

This fascinating looking broccoli is one of the best tasting ones you can grow and it has many fans. You are unlikely to find it in the supermarket so you have to grow it yourself.

 

Botanical name: Brassica oleraceae

Planting: Sow seeds from late Spring and Summer. Plant in well manured soil about 50-80cm apart.

Care: Water regularly if the weather is dry.

Harvest: Harvest the heads when well formed but before (or just as) they start to break apart.

Diseases: The most common problem with brassicas is which cabbage butterfly. The caterpillars can decimate your plants. You can use Dipel (a bacteria that targets caterpillars) or cabbage dust, or you can net the plants against insects. Just make sure that when you net (use vegetable net or old net curtains) you check for caterpillars or eggs already on the undersides of the leaves, and don’t leave gaps between the net and the soil that a butterfly can enter.

Cooking: Broccoli is usually steamed or lightly boiled but can also be baked.

Seed Saving: Will cross with cabbages, cauliflowers, Tuscan kale etc.

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