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Romanesco Cauliflower


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A weirdly beautiful cauliflower to grow

These plants will produce jade green spears which are beautiful and intriguing to look at. They are also delicious to eat! They taste like a mixture between broccoli and cauliflower and can be cooked in much the same way. As with all brassica plants, these are best grown in beds and will need good protection from pigeons and other pests. You’ll receive a full growing guide with your plug plants, so just follow the advice and you’ll find it easy to grow your own romanesco cauliflower.

Number of plants: 10 plug plants

Variety: Romanesco (organic*)

In the kitchen: Perfect for roasting, steaming, deep frying in batter, or even raw in your salads!

Delivery Info: Available to order now for delivery from late April 2022 until July 2022. Please see FAQs for up-to-date delivery info.

Planting advice: Plant cauliflower plugs 40cm apart in very fertile soil. Firm in well, protect from slugs and cover with insect proof net to keep butterflies and pigeons at bay.

Harvesting: Harvest from late summer onwards when the cauliflower heads have fully formed.

*Transplants suitable for organic growing.

The right site

Romanesco plants need a sunny site with deep, firm, moisture retentive soil.

Can be grown in....

Romanesco is best grown in raised beds or a well dug veg patch.

How far apart?

About 30cm apart.

Looking after your plants....

Romanesco is fairly hassle free. Follow these tips and you’ll do just fine.


Feed them

Make sure plants don’t dry out – regular watering is important during dry spells. Use a liquid feed once they’ve started to grow a little, as they need a little extra nitrogen.


Protect them

Keep weeds down and cover with a netting to keep birds away

Storage Tips

Harvest them as you want to eat them – they will store in the fridge for a few days, but are much better cooked fresh.

Ways to cook

Romanesco is delicious mixed in with cauliflower cheese.