Cauliflower Snowball Y Improved seeds
Fast maturity, easy to grow! You will love this proven classic!
Unlike broccoli, cauliflower produces only one head per plant, called the "curd." The heads of most varieties need to be blanched for the best white color and flavor, although there are some that develop orange, green or purple heads that don't need blanching and are a little easier to grow. To produce a good head of cauliflower, you need to keep in mind that stresses such as temperatures that are too high or low, or water or nutrient stress can lead to poorly formed heads. So it's especially important to give cauliflower the best possible growing conditions.
'Snow Crown' and 'Early Snowball' are both popular strains of early cauliflower, reaching maturity in 50 to 60 days. Both are white, self-blanching types and are heat tolerant, so will do well in the South. 'Purple Head' is an unusual cauliflower variety that doesn't need blanching. The head matures in 80 to 85 days, and it really is purple. It turns green when you cook it and is an interesting variety for freezing or pickling.
Germination: 1/2" depth, 8 weeks before the last expected frost. Harden off the plants by placing outdoors for several hours each day, plant them in their permanent location about 2 weeks before the last expected spring frost; cauliflower grow best at temperatures from 57-68 degrees F . Space 18" apart. Cauliflower can easily be planted in the summer for an autumn crop as well.