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Plant description:

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.

Family: Brassicaceae

Botanical Pronunciation: BRAS-ee-ka awl-lur-RAY-see-uh

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Botanical name

Brassica oleracea var. botrytis

Plant Care

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Common name(s)

Cauliflower

Origin

Planting instructions

Sow in seedbeds or seed trays during late summer.Transplant seedlings when they reach a height of 100–150mm, planting them 400mm apart in the row.

Maintenance

Water regularly and feed every two weeks with nitrogen fertilizer.

Soil conditions

Cauliflower needs fertile soil rich in organic matter, and plenty of water throughout its growing season.

Interesting info

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.

Common pests and diseases

Aphids and caterpillars.Downy mildew and black rot in wet weather.

Harvest

Cut the curds when still tight and well developed but before branching occurs.This may happen very quickly in warm weather.

Yield

Twelve plants should be enough for a family of four.Sow every four weeks in the season.


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