Romanesco broccoli

Romanesco broccoli is a special cultivated form of wild cabbage. Fresh romanesco broccoli is light green with dark green leaves that are tightly packed around the head. The vegetable tastes like a mixture of cauliflower and broccoli. The bright green florets taste mild and have a fine nutty aroma.

Romanesco broccoli
Romanesco broccoli

Romanesco broccoli – Fresh from Pfalzmarkt

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Cultivation & harvest

The heat-loving cabbage plant is grown in sunny locations. In addition, the Romanesco feels very comfortable in loamy, deep soils with good water storage capacity. Optimally, the soil also has a high lime content.


When cooked, the vegetable is especially well suited for soups, bakes or as a side dish. Raw it is good for salads, ideally together with cauliflower.


Romanesco broccoli keeps for two to three days in the fridge. However, it tastes best fresh.