Natalino, a Romanesco broccoli, is very similar to Minaret but is a larger plant that matures later. The chartreuse coloured, pointed buds spiral around 10-13cm (4-5″) heads. Natalino broccoli seeds broccoli is best planted to mature in September to October. Cut promptly while it is still pale-green. Natalino makes a wonderful addition to a vegetable dip tray with its curious look and fantastic flavour. Start indoors and transplant out under lightweight row cover to avoid the caterpillars of the Cabbage White butterfly. Broccoli is a fantastic source of vitamins A and D, dietary fibre, and potassium.