Cauliflowers are the large, flat, central clusters of flower buds called curds. The inner leaves on some kinds curve inwards to cover and blanch the curd. On others, the outer leaves need to be tied together to protect the curd from the sun or else it may turn an unattractive brownish-green color. Purple varieties do not need to be blanched. This vegetable needs an abundant amount of water and rich, fertile soil. They need a long, cool growing season. Cauliflower is very sensitive to stress and seedlings that are overly hardened, carelessly transplanted, planted too deep or stressed by weather may form small heads on dwarf plants. Light frost won’t hurt the seedlings.
Size: Available in 1204 in spring and J6 in the fall.
Spacing: Plant 12″ part in 24″ rows.
Height: Grows 8″ to 12″ tall.
How To Grow: Plant in full sun.
Outstanding Features: Healthy and tasty!
Tips: Cauliflower should be harvested when the flower buds are small and the head is smooth. Cut just below the head.
Uses: Garden Vegetable/Fruit