Natalino, a Romanesco broccoli, is very similar to Minaret but is a larger plant that matures later. The chartreuse coloured, pointed buds spiral around 10-13cm (4-5") heads. Natalino broccoli seeds broccoli is best planted to mature in September to October. Cut promptly while it is still pale-green. Natalino makes a wonderful addition to a vegetable dip tray with its curious look and fantastic flavour. Start indoors and transplant out under lightweight row cover to avoid the caterpillars of the Cabbage White butterfly. Broccoli is a fantastic source of vitamins A and D, dietary fibre, and potassium.
Matures in 90 days. (Open-pollinated seeds)
One stalk of cooked broccoli gives you 75mg of vitamin C, 1300 IU of beta carotene, 3g of protein and 5g of dietary fibre with only 40 calories. No wonder they is one of the most popular vegetables you can eat today! The crown portion tastes great when cooked or steamed. You can eat the greens, too! Retain the stems for soups or soup stock. Follow along with this handy How to Grow Broccoli from Seeds Guide and grow food!.