The Q&A Archives: Blanching cauliflower

Question: Hello,
I read where you blanch the cauliflower head to protect it from water. What do you do when it rains? If it gets humid?

Answer: Water won't hurt the cauliflower so just let the plants grow, rain or shine. Blanching refers to keeping the cauliflower head white because it tends to turn a little yellow in the sunlight. To blanch, wait until the head begins to enlarge, then pull the outer leaves over the head and tie them with a rubber band or soft twine.

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