Cauliflower Early Snowball HEIRLOOM Seeds

Cauliflower Early Snowball HEIRLOOM Seeds

Brassica oleracea var. botrytis

Item #0279

95-100 days. Available in the United States since 1888, this heirloom variety was introduced by Peter Henderson & Company. A favorite of gardeners for its high-quality, tightly packed heads. Excellent for serving raw, baked, broiled, or steamed, and freezes well for later use. Grows well in a variety of climates, but cauliflower needs cool temperatures for head formation.

This packet sows up to 162.

Days to Emerge:
8 - 10 Days

Seed Depth:
1/4”

Seed Spacing:
A group of 3 seeds every 2'

Row Spacing:
2’-3'

Thinning:
When 2" tall, thin to 1 every 2'


When to sow outside: 10 to 12 weeks before first fall frost. Mild Climates: Sow in early fall for winter harvest.

When to start inside: RECOMMENDED. 12 to 14 weeks before average first frost for fall harvest, transplanting after 4 to 6 weeks. Ideal soil temperature for germination is 60°–85°F.

Harvesting: Harvest heads when buds are tight. Cut stalk below head. Harvest in the morning if possible. If harvested in the heat, dunk in ice water to reduce "field heat" and increase storage time. Allow to drain before storing.

Artist: Susan Helen Strok



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