Vegetables and Fruit forum: Growing flowering cabbage and cauliflower

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Name: Keith
West Babylon, NY (Zone 7a)
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keithp2012
Dec 13, 2017 2:48 PM CST
I planted seeds in spring of cauliflower. It didn't grow too much, it's two feet tall with dark green leaves but it never flowered, it's still alive despite the cold. When will it flower and does it last through freezing weather?

I also just bought a huge flowering cabbage in October, it's gotten pink in the middle, but again when does it flower and can it survive the freeze of winter here?
Name: Dillard Haley
Augusta Georgia (Zone 8a)
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farmerdill
Dec 13, 2017 4:31 PM CST
Flowering cabbage should survive an average zone 5 winter. Cauliflower is tricky (Wide variance among varieties ) It will not head in hot weather. Nor have I ever had one head after passing through summer heat. Typically grown from transplant in the early spring to head in late spring. Can also be grown in the fall using transplant with planning for heads to begin around first frost. They will stand temps down to about 22 degrees F. Heads are more susceptible than foliage.
Name: Keith
West Babylon, NY (Zone 7a)
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keithp2012
Dec 13, 2017 5:39 PM CST
farmerdill said:Flowering cabbage should survive an average zone 5 winter. Cauliflower is tricky (Wide variance among varieties ) It will not head in hot weather. Nor have I ever had one head after passing through summer heat. Typically grown from transplant in the early spring to head in late spring. Can also be grown in the fall using transplant with planning for heads to begin around first frost. They will stand temps down to about 22 degrees F. Heads are more susceptible than foliage.


This is the orange cauliflower. I have the bed covered in fallen leaves for protection and so far they look healthy
Name: Keith
West Babylon, NY (Zone 7a)
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keithp2012
Dec 14, 2017 5:18 PM CST
Anyone else know?

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