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.
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.
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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