8 months to reach maturity
This plant has a mild fragrance
Brassica oleracea (Botrytis Group) is a plant variety commonly called Cauliflower, from which the widely consumed vegetable cauliflower is produced. Cauliflower is a cool-season annual vegetable. Grown for its premature flower buds, which are also known as a curd. This is coloured off-white, but can be purple, green or orange, with some cultivars producing these curds in complex fractal patterns. Cauliflower is grown and eaten as a cooked vegetable that contains high levels of vitamins C and K.
Common problems with Cauliflowers
Cauliflowers Companion Plants
How to harvest Cauliflowers
Once the heads have grown to the appropriate size they should be cut at the base and removed. They should be harvested while the heads are still firm, once they loosen they have gone too far.
How to propagate Cauliflowers
Sow the seed thinly, at approximately 2cm deep into a prepared seedbed. Seeds will need to be thinned to a final spacing of 30.
Special features of Cauliflowers
Can result in smaller heads.
Other uses of Cauliflowers
Often eaten as a cooked vegetable or finely sliced raw into salads. It is high in both Vitamin C and K.
Edibles to Sow Outdoors in May
If the soil is warm enough, sow direct into prepared beds.
Edibles to Sow Undercover in October
In cold frames, unheated greenhouses, or under cloches, sow these now to grow over the cooler winter months.