cauliflower

Fresh, clean and crisp cauliflower is akin to broccoli. It shares many of the same growing habits and culinary uses. An added bonus is that it can be roasted; a great way to bring out its creamy, nutty­sweet flavor.

Site Requirements

Cauliflower will want a fertile soil rich in compost, but not a lot of nitrogen. Place it in an open area and blanch when the curd begins to form to provide shade.

Planting

Transplant starts form March through June. Over-wintering types should go out between July and August. Space 2’ apart.

Fertilizing

Do not overfeed with nitrogen, but provide an organic fertilizer by tilling some into the soil before planting.

Harvesting and Storage

Heads are usually at maximum size when small amounts of space can be seen between the florets and a soft texture is noticed on the surface.

Examine heads for clean, pest-free storing quality and then store at around 35°.

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Varieties

Early Dawn 6-8”crowns of dense white florets weighs 1-2 lbs. Self-blanching leaves wrap the head protecting the pure white curds against yellowing. Excellent quality. Dependable planted in spring or mid-summer for fall harvest. 53 days to maturity.

Snowball Smooth, pure white, 6-8” heads weighing 3-4 lbs. Leaves curl 68 over heads for protection. 68 days to maturity.

Snow Crown Vigorous grower, 7-8” crowns, weighs 1-2 lbs. Always mild and 55 sweet. Has a non-wrapping habit. Easy care, keeps in garden for about 10 days before harvest. 65 days to maturity.


Availability

Varies


Cauliflower Culture

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