Isn’t this the most incredible cauliflower? It’s called Romanesco Cauliflower and I found the seeds in the Pintree catalog last winter and thought it would be interesting to grow (Territorial also has the seeds, but they list it as a hybrid broccoli and it’s called Veronica- it seems to be alternately called cauliflower or broccoli, though it really seems more cauliflower-ish, don’t you think?).
That’s one of the great things about growing things from seed, you can grow really
weird unusual things like this and impress all your friends.
Of course the downside is when you spend all the time and energy growing the little babies from seed and then they bolt early on you (my broccoli this year- it’s the first time in five years we haven’t had broccoli, which usually produces all summer for me…), or the slugs get them, or the weather is so bad they stay too long in the pots and die a slow death.
Um, let’s just focus on the good for now, shall we?
Up close this vegetable seems to have come from another planet. Really like nothing that I’ve seen before. And the flavor? It tastes like cauliflower really- I roasted it one day and steamed it the next and it really just tasted like cauliflower. Which I love, so this is a good thing.
Are you growing anything unusual this season?