Cauliflower (Brassica oleracea var. botrytis 'Snow Crown') in the Brassicas Database

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Water Preferences: Mesic
Dynamic Accumulator: P (Phosphorus)
Ca (Calcium)
S (Sulfur)
Mn (Manganese)
Zn (Zinc)
Cu (Copper)
Propagation: Seeds: Self fertile
Pollinators: Self
Bees
Various insects

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Posted by farmerdill (Augusta Georgia - Zone 8a) on Jul 2, 2013 5:33 PM

This is an AAA winner. It is very early (50 days) allowing those of us in the south to get the crop in before hot weather.Nice 6 -7 inch heads with uniform harvest and size. Much easier to get attractive heads than with OP Snowballs. Heads must be covered to avoid browning and greening.

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Posted by Newyorkrita (North Shore, Long Island, NY ) on Sep 12, 2013 5:00 PM

I have been growing broccoli for years, so I figured: How different can cauliflower be? I saw seedlings of Snow Crown at a local nursery and bought them, but I must have planted too late because my cauliflower turned brown and hard. I pulled the plants and have not tried cauliflower again. Perhaps early next spring I can do better.

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Posted by Marilyn (Northern KY - Zone 6a) on Jan 3, 2014 8:25 PM

As much as DH and I love Broccoli, we love Cauliflower too!

'Snow Crown' sounds like the best choice for growing. I've never grown Cauliflower before, but covering the heads sounds like it would be hard to grow. I wouldn't know what to cover the heads with, when to put it on, when to take it off and how to secure the covering in a container, because that's how I'd be growing it in my yard.

Maybe I'll have to inform myself how to grow Cauliflower first!

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