Cauliflower - Snowball Y Improved
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- Category: Vegetable
- Type: Cauliflower
- Variety: Snowball Y Improved
- Family: Brassica
- Botanical Name: Brassica oleracea var. botrytis
- Hardiness Zones: 3,4,5,6,7,8,9
- Growing Difficulty: 3
- Soil PH: 7.0
- Fertilizer Requirements: 5-10-10
- Soil Type: Rich, Moist, Well-Draining
- Germination (days): 5 to 10
- Soil Temp for Germination: 65-75°F
- Lighting Conditions: Full Sun
- Days to Maturity: 65 – 75
- Planting Depth: 1/4”
- Distance Apart (in row): 18"
- Row Spacing: 24-36"
(SEE STARTING INDOORS)
8-12 WEEKS BEFORE LAST FROST IN BIO-DEGRADABLE POTS
Cauliflower is grown as a cool season vegetable. This plant thrives in temperatures from 60-65°F and does not grow in temperatures higher than 75°F. Cauliflower is extremely sensitive to high temperatures and once the temps go higher than 75°F, the plants will button or bolt. You will want to start your cauliflower seeds indoors about 8 weeks before outdoor planting (in northern climates). Seedlings will germinate best at around 70°F and will emerge in about 10-21 days. In southern climates, you will want to plant your cauliflower in the fall.
Commonly served fresh or steamed.
Cut the heads off the main stem at around 50-60 days after transplanting outdoors. You should leave 1-2" of stem on each head. Refrigerate your cauliflower heads after harvesting, you may also blanch and freeze your crops to save them for future use.
Choose your best plants and allow them to go to full maturity.
Allow the plants to bolt and produce seed stalks. Gather the seed stalks once they've fully matured and dried on the plant.You can use a screen to separate the chaff from the seed. Safely store your seeds in a cool dry place to be used next season.