Brassica oleracea or Roman cauliflower also known as coral broccoli.
Rich in vitamin C, fiber, and carotenoids, this vegetable resembles a cauliflower, but is of a light green to yellow color and the inflorescence (the bud) has an approximate self-similar character, with the branched meristems making alogarithmic spiral. The broccoli’s shape could be described as fractal; each bud is composed of a series of smaller buds, all arranged in yet another logarithmic spiral. This self-similar pattern continues at several smaller levels.
Gail & Greg Smith (email@example.com) grow this broccoli on Hawai‘i Island; they like to slice and grill it, then add a little herbs and olive oil. It can be treated as any broccoli, steam add a little garlic, olive oil and Pecorino Romano…. Yum!… Read More