Large deep purple heads to 1.3kg, cooks to green, easier to grow than white cauliflowers. 110-120 days.
Brassica oleracea var.botrytis
Originating from southern Italy, Mark Twain called it cabbage with a college degree. Likes well drained soil with near neutral pH and sunny spot. Keep well watered. Will cross-pollinate with other Brassicas. Mature plants tolerate frost and need the coolest part of the year to develop heads. When heads appear tie leaves over head to prevent discolouration and maintain quality. Sow late summer, autumn.
240-420 seeds per gram
Cauliflower planting information:
|Plant space cm:||45-60|
|Row space cm:||60-100|
|Best soil temp:||10-30 °C|
|Number of seeds per gram:||240-420|
|Rate per hectare:||300g|
|Average days to maturity:||110-155|