July- November I Lincolnshire, UK
Industrially-grown Romanesco cauliflowers mature quickly in the heat of a tunnel, cultivated for yield not flavour. Natoora source these Italian native brassicas from a family farm in Lincolnshire who grow from carefully selected seeds. Grown slowly in open fields, the plants build towards a natural flavour peak in the cold winter months. Cultivated without the use of chemical sprays or fertilisers, once temperatures drop the plants retain a concentration of essential salts and sugars for survival. Hand-harvest Romanesco full maturity, when their firm, tightly bunched florets are naturally dense in nutty flavour and smooth in texture.