Name variations Edit
- Romanesco cauliflower
About Broccoli Romanesco Edit
A cross between broccoli and cauliflower, this bright green vegetable grows in a head, which consists of small, cone shaped florets. It is available in the fall, September to November. When selecting, choose very dense heads that are bright green in color and whose florets are not discolored or bruised. Wrap in plastic and store in the vegetable drawer of the refrigerator to keep fresh for up to 6 or 7 days.
A broccoli, native to Rome, Italy, that grows a lime green colored head having an appearance somewhat similar to cauliflower except for the cone-shaped florets that swirl upward forming peaks. This vegetable provides a nice nutty texture and flavor that is delicious when eaten raw or when added to salads. It can also be steamed and made into a flavorful vegetable dish.