This week we feature a very unique variety of Cauliflower-Romanesco. Romanesco is an edible flower from the family that includes Broccoli, Cauliflower, Brussels Sprouts, and Cabbage. Romanesco is an heirloom cauliflower native to the Mediterranean coast roughly in the region from Rome to Naples. It tastes very similar to cauliflower and has a sweet, nutty flavor. The most fascinating part of Romanesco is its appearance. Its spiraled florets form a natural approximation of a fractal, meaning each floret in the spiral is composed of a series of smaller florets. These florets form a pyramid of spiraling, pointed cones, resembling a small alien Christmas tree. Romanesco has grown in popularity in California due to increased planting, primarily by organic farmers. We are currently sourcing Romanesco from Feather River Farm, a certified organic farm in Yuba City. Romanesco is available now and through the winter months. 9 per case.