Brassica romanesco is a fun vegetable in the same family as cauliflower and cabbage. Its more common name is broccoli romanesco and it produces lime green heads packed with smaller florets similar to its cousin, the cauliflower. Planting romanesco broccoli is a great way of providing variety in your family’s diet. The unique flavor and the crazy looking plant are kid favorites and they can be involved in growing romanesco broccoli.
Your first glimpse of this strange vegetable will have you wondering, what is romanesco? The neon green color is unearthly and the entire head is spiked unevenly. What at first appears to be from Mars, is actually a member of the cole family, which includes cabbage, broccoli and other cool season vegetables.