Romanesco Broccoli or Roman Cauliflower
95 days — Although related to broccoli, Romanesco is actually a variant of cauliflower. Its heads incorporate a unique, beautiful spiraling pattern that is a light-green color. The plants looks like typical cauliflower plants.
For you mathematical types out there, the pattern is not only a graphic representation of a Fibonacci series, it is also a logarithmic spiral that is about as close to a fractal as can occur in nature.
Widely grown in northern Italy, some say that it has a texture and flavor superior to broccoli. To be fair, since this is a type of cauliflower, the comparison is quite literally akin to comparing apples to oranges. In Northern areas, does best when planted for a fall harvest. Each packet contains 0.5 gram, which is about 130 seeds.