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Romanesco Broccoli Plants


Zone 7a | co692op added on May 15, 2019 | Answered

My Romanesco plants are about 2 feet tall and there’s no sign of heading. Shouldn’t there be heads forming by now?

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Answered on May 15, 2019

It is still very early, and it appears that you have a shade cloth over them. They prefer full sun. They are quite a bit more heat tolerant than their cousins, broccoli and cauliflower. If you don't see flowers forming in another month or two, then I would think about adding some phosphorus and potassium to the soil.

Generally, in order for them to flower properly, you will want them quite a bit bigger. Patience will be key here.

This article will give you more information on the subject: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/vegetables/broccoli/growing-romanesco-broccoli.htm

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