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Brassica oleracea var. botrytis
Botanical Name: Brassica oleracea var. botrytis
Common Name(s): Cauliflower
Categories: Fruits and Vegetables
Cauliflower is a cool-season vegetable and not as adaptable as broccoli. However, it is easy to grow if you keep in mind that it needs fertile soil rich in organic matter, and plenty of water throughout its growing season. By choosing the right hybrid and sowing it at the right time it is possible to have fresh cauliflower for many months of the year.
Botanical Pronunciation: BRAS-ee-ka awl-lur-RAY-see-uh
Common Pests and Diseases
Aphids and caterpillars.Downy mildew and black rot in wet weather.
Cut the curds when still tight and well developed but before branching occurs.This may happen very quickly in warm weather.
By choosing the right hybrid and sowing it at the right time it is possible to have fresh cauliflower for many months of the year.
Water regularly and feed every two weeks with nitrogen fertilizer.
Sow in seedbeds or seed trays during late summer.Transplant seedlings when they reach a height of 100â€“150mm, planting them 400mm apart in the row.
Cauliflower needs fertile soil rich in organic matter, and plenty of water throughout its growing season.
Twelve plants should be enough for a family of four.Sow every four weeks in the season.