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Italian Cauliflower Romanesco Ottobrino

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Italian Cauliflower Romanesco Ottobrino are a fantastic variety from Italy. Producing stunning yellow green heads of spiral rosettes with an excellent flavour visually that resemble a pine cone. Many Romanesco cauliflowers are spring maturing but this rare one that comes ready in the autumn , thus avoiding the need to overwinter it.

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Italian Cauliflower Romanesco Ottobrino

Italian Cauliflower Romanesco Ottobrino are a fantastic variety from Italy. Producing stunning yellow green heads of spiral rosettes with an excellent flavour visually that resemble a pine cone. Many Romanesco cauliflowers are spring maturing but this rare one that comes ready in the autumn , thus avoiding the need to overwinter it.

Cultivation Advice Italian Cauliflower Romanesco Ottobrino

 

Type: Hardy Annual

Time to Germinate: 5-10 Days

Temperature Required: 21°c

Days to Maturity: 70-80 Days

Light: Full Sun

  • Start indoors in a warm, well-lighted area from early March through May  for the earliest of crops.
  • Sow seeds ¼” deep in good compost.
  • Keep evenly moist.
  • Seedlings emerge in 5-8 days at 70º F.
  • They do best covered lightly with soil.
  • Alternatively sow directly outside from early April.
  • Transplant seedlings by at least Mid-summer.
  • They grow best at 55º to 65º F.
  • Do not let seedling become more that 5 weeks old because older seedlings do not mature well transplanted.
  • Set plants 18″ apart in rows 24″ apart.
  • Transplant seedlings in late June for Oct – Nov head harvest.
  • Water deeply once a week in dry weather.
  • Cultivate or mulch to control weeds.
  • High fertility and abundant supply of water throughout the growing season are important.

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