Our romanesco


Our romanesco


Lime green in colour, conical in shape and made up of smaller cones, the appearance of the romanesco is almost hypnotic. It is a perfect fractal of nature, a fractal being understood as a geometric design that repeats the same shapes at different scales.

It is a food product of the magic of nature, which began to be known in Spain in the 1980s. At Ritmo Veggies we have 40 hectares to grow this unique vegetable.


Contrary to popular belief, romanesco is not a hybrid of cauliflower and broccoli, but a green variety of Italian cauliflower, from the Brassica family.

Its best season

The romanesco variety that we plant is at its best in the middle of winter, from December to March.

Production areas

Although it may seem like an alien food, this vegetable comes from closer than we think: Italy. In Spain, it is grown in different geographical areas in the eastern half of the peninsula.


Spain has recently joined the romanesco production bandwagon, becoming one of the main European producers, although much of it is exported.


A very healthy vegetable gem

The consumption and production of romanesco have recently become widespread due to its nutritional benefits.

Some of them are::

Of all the cauliflower varieties, it has the highest vitamin C content.
It is rich in potassium, phosphorus, folic acid and carotenoids.
Romanesco is a good source of fibre.
It is also very low in calories.


So are our vegetables

Cultivation of romanesco

It requires very similar care to cauliflower; in fact, the leaves and growth system are similar to those of cauliflower.

It is sown at the end of summer and beginning of autumn, to be harvested in winter, as it grows less at low temperatures. It tolerates temperatures between 5 ºC and 30 ºC well, although the best temperature for its growth is between 10 ºC and 25 ºC.

It is not a very demanding crop in terms of light or soil type, although like all plants it appreciates weeding. As it is a winter crop, it is not very demanding with regard to watering, which should be quite spaced out and infrequent.


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