Cauliflower Chef's Choice Blend HEIRLOOM Seeds

Cauliflower Chef's Choice Blend HEIRLOOM Seeds

Brassica oleracea (Botrytis group)

Item #0189

75-120 days. This colorful mix of three varieties gives you a long harvest period from 75 to 120 days. ‘Snowball Y’, an heirloom variety from 1947, has tight white heads on dwarf plants. ‘Green Macerata’ is a delicious green Italian heirloom. ‘Purple of Sicily’ is also an Italian heirloom with bright purple heads and mild flavor. Healthful minerals give it the purple color, which turns green when cooked. We recommend a late summer planting with fall harvest for best results.

This packet sows plants three to six 10-foot rows.

Days to Emerge:
8-10 days

Seed Depth:
1/4”-1/2”

Seed Spacing:
A group of
4 seeds
every 1’-2’

Row Spacing:
2’

Thinning:
When 2” tall
thin to 1
every 1’-2’


When to sow outside: 1 to 2 weeks before average last frost except in areas with very hot summers; or 10 to 12 weeks before first fall frost. In USDA zone 8 or warmer, sow early fall for winter harvest.

When to start inside: 4 to 6 weeks before transplanting outside. Plant in the garden 12 weeks before average first fall frost so heads mature in cool weather. In mild climates sow in fall for harvest in late winter and early spring.

Harvesting: Harvest heads when buds are tight. Cut stalk below head. Side shoots may occur after harvesting the main head, especially on the Purple of Sicily.

Atist: Libby Kyer



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