Fractal broccoli

“Romanesco broccoli or fractal broccoli is an edible flower of the species Brassica oleracea and a variant form of cauliflower. Romanesco broccoli was first documented in Italy (as broccolo romanesco) in the sixteenth century. It is sometimes called broccoflower, but that name is also applied to green-curded cauliflower cultivars. […] The flower has an approximate fractal character, and circles in a logarithmic spiral.”


And you can find it for a couple of euros in any market!

7 thoughts on “Fractal broccoli

  1. Si, jajaja, los arquitectos algo más fuera de las lineas rectas la hemos comprado más de una vez para estudiarlas y usar fractales en proyectos y diseños… el tema de los fractales hay arquitectos de renombre que lo usan para nudos y reordenaciones urbanísticas, hay gente muy dedicada al tema. De hecho, a escala menor, la lampara granadina viene a ser eso: un fractal. Es fascinante como herramienta proyectual.

  2. Here on the West Coast of the united states it is known as Romanesco Cauliflower. While it is a brassica, we do not consider it a broccoli. And you are right, it is not to be confused with a broccoflower. Whatever its name however, it is a marvelous thing to see.

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