Vegetable Seeds Catalogue

Cauliflower

Sds/g:300-350                     Feed Requirements: High + sidedress                            Usual Seed Life:4 years

 

Cultural Notes:

  • Transplants can be started indoors in the cooler months and planted out 4-5 weeks later after being hardened off and the days are lengthening. If the seedlings are any older or become root bound you will get a poor crop.
  • Sow seed with a mix of varieties to spread the harvest period over a longer period from one sowing. 
  • The early spring plantings are the trickiest of the brassicas to grow. January and February plantings will head in autumn and winter. Overwintered varieties planted in late February and March will head up by the mid September.
  • Cover the white curds of the head with leaves when frosts are likely in order to protect them from 'burning' and getting brown patches.

Problems:

  • Keep on top of slugs, especially for early sowings.
  • Cabbage moth/grubs need to be controlled with regular sprayings of Dipel.
  • Lack of molydenum in the soil causes weak leaves and poor curds.

Harvest:

  • Harvest tight curds and eat raw or cooked. Curds that mature in hot weather are generally of poorer quality.

Sowing periods

Cool Climate Periods
Aug 1st to Feb 27th
Temperate Climate Periods
Dec 1st to Apr 30th
Tropical & Sub-Tropical Climate Periods
Feb 1st to May 30th
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Botanical Name
Brassica oleracea var. botrytis

A popular home garden variety producing a solid medium sized head of white curds. Use raw, steamed, cooked or freeze for later use. Sow at regular intervals from late winter (indoors) to late summer for successive harvests. Harvest summer heads promptly to avoid them opening up. 120 seed.

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Botanical Name
Brassica oleracea var. botrytis

A striking heirloom addition to your vegetable patch. The 0.8 - 1 kg heads are an eye catching purple in the garden, once cooked they turn a bright green. ‘Purple Sicily’ has a tight head, is easy to grow, slow to run to seed and packed full of minerals and anti-oxidants that are associated with the purple colour. Italian heirloom. 300 seeds.

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1 pkt
A$3.50
Botanical Name
Brassica oleracea var. botrytis

This is a superb cauliflower with large white heads and adaptable to a range of growing conditions. This variety keeps us in supply of tight heads that are splendid for cauliflower cheese and a variety of curries. 20 seeds.

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1 pkt
A$3.50
Botanical Name
Brassica oleracea var. botrytis

This medium-sized cauliflower (15 cm wide) has tight, round, creamy-white flower heads with a good strong flavour. An heirloom variety that matures bit earlier than many OP varieties. Tastes great raw, steamed or baked as cauliflower cheese. To grow cauliflowers successfully you need fertile, soil, full sun and plenty of water over the warmer months. 150 seeds.

Hierloom
Sunlight
Full
Frost Resilience
Frost Hardy
Lifespan
Annual
Harvest
65 Days
Climate
Cold
Temperate
Hot Arid
Tropics/SubTropics
Sow Method
Direct or Transplant
Sowing Instructions
Sow direct or in trays for later transplanting. When sowing direct place 4 seeds in a small depression and cover with soil or compost. Thin to the strongest plant once 4 leaves on seedlings. Caulis need constant watering in summer, any stress will result in a poor head.