This is an heirloom that I dedicate to my brother- the broccoflower! It's an heirloom for math kids. Fractals! Logarithmic Spiral! and maybe the artist in all of us. Also, famous with Italian chefs for its taste.
The broccoflower has an abundance of rich green leaves that are tasty cooked. The heads can be cooked like traditional broccoli but it is also closely related to cauliflower. After reading on-line, I found people seemed to have an easy time growing the plant but a harder time growing one with the unique head. Romanesco Italia Broccoli is growing very well in our South Texas Garden but it does take up quite a bit of space. We grow it right next to our regular broccoli and treat it the same. I had forgotten we had planted this heirloom variety until the heads grew in. You can get seeds online from Baker Creek.
Fractal geometry will make you see everything differently. There is a danger in reading further. You risk the loss of your childhood vision of clouds, forests, flowers, galaxies, leaves, feathers, rocks, mountains, torrents of water, carpet, bricks, and much else besides. Never again will your interpretation of these things be quite the same. -Micheal F. Barnsley