Organic Broccoli: Romanesco (250 mg) Description:
Romanesco Broccoli really stands out on your plate thanks to its lime green color. The plant's heavy, dense heads are beautiful and nutrient-dense. Grow this unusual broccoli variety in your own garden using organic broccoli seeds from Patriot Seeds. With our 100% heirloom and open-pollinated seeds, you can grow, harvest, and replant your broccoli crop for years to come. Our seeds are also non-hybrid, non-GMO, and certified organic by the USDA and California Certified Organic Farmers. Thanks to our triple-layered, military-grade Mylar packages, you can also store seeds for 5+ years. When you're ready to declare your food independence, buy Patriot Seeds!
Organic Broccoli: Romanesco Planting Instructions:
Plant the seeds in full sun, spaced 2" apart ad covered with ¼" of soil. Once the seedlings are 1 to 2" tall, thin to 16" apart. If starting indoors for transplanting, plant the seeds 8 weeks before you plant to transplant. When the seedlings have at least three pairs of leaves, they can be transplanted. Harden the seedlings off first by moving them to a sheltered place outside for a week before planting. Cover or bring the plants inside if there is danger of frost. Place seedlings 16" apart in rows 2' apart, burying the root ball so that it is even with surrounding soil. Water thoroughly and apply a light mulch to suppress weeds and retain moisture.
Organic Broccoli: Romanesco Harvesting Instructions:
For peak quality, harvest when the buds are firm and tight. Cut off the central head plus 6" of the stem. If the buds start to separate and show the yellow petals inside, harvest immediately. Broccoli can be frozen for future use.
Did You Know This About Romanesco Broccoli?
Despite the ancient theory that Romanesco Broccoli was dropped out of the sky by an alien spaceship, it was actually first grown by the Romans in the 15th century.