Growing Cauliflower Veronica Romanesco Hybrid Garden Seeds
- Latin Name: Brassica Oleracea
- Other Names: Italian Broccoli, Broccoflower
- Days to Maturity: 55 - 65 days
- Planting Depth: ¼” inch deep
- Plant Spacing: 24” apart
- Growth Habit: Up to 2 ½’ tall
- Soil Preference: Well-drained, consistently moist, loamy; pH between 6.5 and 6.8
- Temp Preference: Cooler - Not Intended To Overwinter
- Light Preference: Full Sun
- Pests/diseases: Cutworm
- Color: Striking lime green
- Flavor: Sweet, nutty, crisp
This vegetable grows successfully in fertilized seed flats or sectioned off into potting soil. Start seedlings at least 4 – 6 weeks indoors until time to transplant. When sowing outdoors, place in “8-10” rows, 36” apart. Having moist soil is mandatory for reaping a gorgeous harvest of Veronica Romanesco cauliflower. If temperatures are too high, heads will not fully mature. Temperatures should range between 60 – 75 degrees F. Water only the bottom of the plant to control wetting leaves and fungus. Soil is slightly acidic to neutral.
Try steaming for five minutes with butter for a hearty snack. It’s Chockfull of Vitamins A, D, folate, calcium, dietary fiber, potassium, phosphorus, magnesium; also high in Vitamin C, but low in calories. Rinse in cold water before preparation; it turns out to be even sweeter after cooking. Ornamental quality, Veronica Romanesco is ideal for plate decoration and appetite appeal.