CauliflowerSnowball Y Improved is a productive and reliable cauliflower variety that does not require tying! Cabbage has smooth white heads up to 7 "in diameter. They can be used for autumn and winter harvest, as well as fresh and frozen. This unique variety covers its edible head with long wrapping leaves to better protect itself from the sun, does not require blanching.
Cauliflower was immensely popular in the palaces of French royalty such as Louis XIV. People consider the birthplace of Сauliflower is Cyprus, although records also indicate its presence in Arab, Mediterranean, and African countries and the Roman Empire. In the 17th century, Cauliflower was introduced to England. It became popular in America because of Italian immigrants who appreciated its culinary qualities, and it soon spread to all home and commercial gardens.
Cauliflower is lоw in calories and rich in vitamin C, calcium, minerals, antioxidants. Planting celery alongside the heads of cabbage will keep their moths safe.
How to grow Cauliflower from seeds:
- Sowing: Sow Snowball Y Improved Cauliflower seeds in peat pots for an early harvest, plant the seeds 1/2 ″ deep 8-12 weeks before the last expected frost. Expose the seedlings to the weather for several hours each day. Plant the seedlings outdoors 2 weeks before the last expected spring frost. The optimum temperature for growth is 57-68 degrees F (14-20 C) with 15-18 ″ spacing. Plant in mid-summer for fall harvest. Planting celery next to the Cauliflower repels the white moth. Avoid planting Snowball Y Improved cauliflower seeds with tomatoes.
- Plant Spacing: 15-18″.
- Growing of Cauliflower: The soil should always be moist and enriched with compost or organic materials. Young Cauliflower is the most tender. Since the Snowball cauliflower will blanch on its own, no tying is required.
- Cauliflower Soil Requirements for: Keep the soil evenly moist, keep the soil at least 70°F (21°C) until germination, and 60°F (16°C) after that.
- Cauliflower Seeds Days to Germination: 10-14 days.
- Light Preference of Cauliflower: Full Sun.
- Life Cycle of Cauliflower: Annual.
- How and When to Harvest Cauliflower: Harvest the Cauliflower while the tiny buds are still firm. Adult heads reach 6 to 12 inches in size. Cut them off at the base of the head, along with a few leaves.
- Cauliflower Days to Maturity: 75 days to Green; 95 days to Red.
- Cauliflower Seed Saving: In regions with cold soil, Cauliflower should be dug up before the first heavy frost. Store the plants in sand or sawdust and plant them again in the spring. Collecting seeds from about six plants allows for the best genetic diversity. In warm climates, mulch the Cauliflower thickly for the winter. In the spring, the plant will bloom and pod. Wait until they turn brown and dry, cut them off, and let them dry completely. Remove seeds from pods, store them in a cool, dry place for up to five years.
- Common Names: Cauliflower
- Latin Name: Brassica oleracea
- Species Origin: Mediterranean
- Type: Open Pollinated, Cool Season
- Life Cycle: Annual
- USDA Zones: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
- Seeds per Ounce: 7,000
- Sunlight: Full Sun
- Height: 24 Inches
- Color: White
- Uses: Culinary