For all of us, battling flu these days, some lemon- in colour at least! I’ve planted it this fall and it is my favourite in these winter days without snow and with so narrow brown – grey-dark green colour sheme in the garden. And then I can’t wait to see how this crisp lemon yellow will look with spring and then summer shades of flowers here around. For now, in frost, it looks just gorgeous!
Pliny included what he called cyma among his descriptions of cultivated plants in Natural History: “Ex omnibus brassicae generibus suavissima est cyma,” (“Of all the varieties of cabbage the most pleasant-tasted is cyma”). Pliny’s descriptions likely refer to the flowering heads of an earlier cultivated variety of Brassica oleracea, but comes close to describing modern cauliflower.