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Cauliflower Romanesco in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Brassica oleracea (Botrytis Group) 'Romanesco'

 

Cauliflower 'Romanesco'

Cauliflower are members of the brassica family that have been bred to produce tight white curds up to 300mm diam.They can be planted at different times of the year to mature early or late. Overwintering type are the least prone to attack by caterpillars. (The Summer or Autumn types very susceptible to attack, and the curds get eaten, discoloured and rotten.) 'Romanesco' has lime green heads, and is an early to late Autumn harvesting variety (sown early to mid Summer)

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plant Features
  • Cauliflower Romanesco likes full sun

    Full sun

  • Cauliflower Romanesco likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

  • Cauliflower Romanesco is full frost hardy: 5f (-15°c)

    Full Frost Hardy: 5F (-15°C)

  • Cauliflower Romanesco likes rich and free draining

    Rich and free draining

 
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plant information

Common name

Cauliflower 'Romanesco'

Latin name

Brassica oleracea (Botrytis Group) 'Romanesco'

type

Vegetable

family

Brassicaceae

ph

7.0 - 8.5 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Cauliflower Romanesco likes full sun

    Full sun

  • Frost

    Cauliflower Romanesco is full frost hardy: 5f (-15°c)

    Full Frost Hardy: 5F (-15°C)

  • Soil

    Cauliflower Romanesco likes rich and free draining

    Rich and free draining

  • Water

    Cauliflower Romanesco likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

Plant & bloom calendar

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    Best time to plant
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    When to harvest

full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Cauliflower Romanesco is 0.50meters x 0.50meters 0.50 M 0.50 M

Brassica oleracea (Botrytis Group) 'Romanesco'

Cauliflower are members of the brassica family that have been bred to produce tight white curds up to 300mm diam.They can be planted at different times of the year to mature early or late. Overwintering type are the least prone to attack by caterpillars. (The Summer or Autumn types very susceptible to attack, and the curds get eaten, discoloured and rotten.) 'Romanesco' has lime green heads, and is an early to late Autumn harvesting variety (sown early to mid Summer)


Planting Outdoors Spring

From Mid Spring TO Late Summer

Plant established seedlings when they have 5/6 true leaves, in rich well drained soil, manured the previous Autumn/Winter. Firm soil well, and water in. Plant out 60cms between plants and 75cms between rows. Cabbage root fly can be a problem, and is cured by collars of old carpet about 10" in diam. placed round newly planted plants.

 

Propagation by seed under glass

From Late Winter TO Mid Autumn

For late Summer and Autumn harvest, sow seed from late Winter to early Summer in trays under glass. For early Summer harvest sow in mid Autumn. Sow the seeds 1/2" deep in compost, spaced for enough apart for seedlings to be handled when they have started to grow. Water after sowing, and keep the compost moist, When seedlings have their first true leaves, plant them out.

 
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