Brassica oleracea var botrytis, Open Pollinated White - Circa 1926 usa, One of the easiest cauli’s to grow, producing large, white heads within 70-80 days from germination. Suitable for March-May sowings, however make successional sowings for staggered cropping. Cauliflower, not being one of the easiest of vegs to grow is certainly regarded by many old hands as the test of a real gardener. But with good planning, regular care & a small dose of common sense, you can pretty much have it on the table all year round. For an early crop, autumn sowings can be overwintered in a cold frame & planted out in March the following year for the first cut of the season in June. A good source of Iron, Manganese & Folic Acid as well as Vitamins C, K, B1 and B6 (150 - 175 days), Seed Count Approx - 160 avg
SOWING - Temperature is a vital factor in growing cauliflower, Sow successionally into modules, thinning them at seedling stage to one plant per module. Move them up to a larger pot when ready, this will prevent root disturbance – but don’t allow them to become pot bound., once several sets of true leaves appear, “harden them off.” then plant into final growing bed, Plant at least 24 inches apart.