Cauliflower - Purple - Brassica oleracea (Botrytis Group)
Annual A show-stopper purple cauliflower to add to your collection of purple vegetables. The distinctive color comes with a sweet flavor too, tending toward broccoli. When sown in July, it will produce deep purple heads the following February/March. Produces large purple heads that are not only delicious, but beautiful. Best success is with spring and fall crops.
Did You Know? Purple cauliflower is rich in flavonoids which makes the flesh purple. Also high in Vitamin C, with a fair amount of fiber, Vitamin A, folate, calcium and potassium.
Soil Temperature: 70-85°F
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Planting Depth: 1/4"-1/2"
Germination: 5-20 Days
Height At Maturity: 1'-3'
Days to Maturity: 200 Days
Sun/Shade: Full Sun
Spacing After Thinning: 24"
Approx Seeds per Pack: 50 Seeds
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Planting & Care
Soil and Water: Cauliflower prefers nearly neutral soils rich in organic matter. Water moderately and evenly. Cauliflower can be sensitive to boron deficiencies. Lime the soil to a pH of 7.0 or higher in areas with clubroot problems.
Planting and Growing: To ensure plump heads, time indoor sowing so that plants are no more than 5 weeks old at transplant time. Sow outdoors when soil temperatures are at least 60°F. While cauliflower requires growing conditions similar to broccoli and cabbage, it can be more difficult to grow. Any interruption in growth due to under watering or under fertilization can cause the plant to prematurely set a small, unusable head.
Harvesting and Storage: Unlike white cauliflower, do not cover the head. Cut head when smooth, before it becomes grainy.
Peaceful Valley Farm & Garden Supply brand vegetable seeds are guaranteed to germinate. Once the seeds have sprouted, please understand that Peaceful Valley cannot be held responsible for the many uncontrollable growing and climatic conditions that must be met to ensure the success of your crop(s).