Brassica Oleracea Romanesco Broccoli is an heirloom variety of Italian Broccoli. The buds that have a beautiful fractal spiral pattern, and form heads about 10 inches across. The flavor is nutty and slightly spicy. Very Tasty! Try this great heirloom vegetable in your garden this spring! Growing instructions Start seed indoors up to 8 weeks before last frost in pots, or sow directly into the garden after danger of serious frost has passed. Cover seeds with 1/8 inch of fine soil. Space plants 18 to 24 inches apart in rows spaced 2 to 3 feet apart depending upon available room. Thin or transplant seedlings when 2 inches tall. Transplant indoor started seedlings after hardening off and danger of serious frost has passed. 7 to l0 day germination time. Keep soil moderately moist during germination. Broccoli grows best in a mostly sunny location during the cooler parts of the growing season. Broccoli can be sown in midsummer for fall crop, or later in summer for possible over-wintering in mild winter areas.