Cauliflower


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$10.00

Uniform, medium-sized, self-wrapping heads on large healthy plants. Cold tolerant. Best for late summer and fall harvest. Cauliflower is delicious steamed, in soups, in Indian dishes, or served fresh with hummus or other dip.

Best planted in summer, June or July, for a fall harvest.

Planting Instructions: Plant in well-drained, fertile soil high in organic matter with a pH of 6.0 to 7.5 and consistent moisture throughout the growing season. Plant outside spaced 18” apart in rows 24-36” apart.  Ensure good air circulation and light. Mulch to keep the roots moist and cool.  Use floating row covers to protect from cabbageworms and loopers (the white butterflies that lay eggs on Brassica plants).  When small white heads become visible, you can gather the outer leaves over the head and tie with a string or large rubber band to preserve white curd color help to assure better head quality when curds develop during hot weather.

Light Preference: Sun but does not do well in extreme heat

Harvest: Matures 80 days after transplanting. Cut heads when desired size is obtained but before the curds become loose.