Snowball Y Improved, Cauliflower Seeds

Cauliflower

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Snowball Y Improved, Cauliflower Seeds

Cauliflower

Snowball Y Improved cauliflower is a popularĀ open pollinated variety! This cauliflower is known for its vigorous, rapid growth and long harvest. Its head is snow-white and measures 7-8" inches across. Give this cauliflower fertile soil, full sun and steady moisture and you'll be rewarded with large, delicious heads that are high in vitamin C.
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Product Details

Botanical Name

Brassica oleracea

Seed Type

Seed

Additional Characteristics

Cheap Seeds,Cool Season Vegetables,High Yielding Vegetables,Home Garden

Seeds Per Gram

257

Seeds Per Pound

115200

Row Spacing

24-36"

Packet

100 seeds

Sow Depth

1/4"

Seeds Per Ounce

7200

Fruit Color

White

Breed

Heirloom,Open-pollinated

Sun

Partial,Full

Maturity

Midseason

Life Cycle

Annual

Sow Method

Transplant

Plant Spacing

18"

Categories

Cauliflower

Zones

3,4,5,6,7,8,9

Germination

5,6,7,8,9,10

Days To Maturity (# Days)

70-80

Weight

0.008

Depth

0.1

Height

4.5

Width

3.25

Components

Growing Instructions

Learning Download: How to Grow Cauliflower

Cauliflower is a relative to broccoli and cabbage, and it is a cool-season vegetable, which makes it best for a fall harvest. It is a bit pickier than its green-budded relative, as it does not tolerate excessive heat or cold very well. Cauliflower requires consistent temperatures of around 60 degrees.

Before Planting: Cauliflower prefers a well-drained and very fertilize soil. Aim for a pH of 7.0 with consistent moisture throughout the growing season. Irrigate regularly for best results. Cauliflower grows best in spring and fall crops.

Planting: Use early and midseason varieties for Spring growing. Sow 2 seeds ½” depth in each cell. Germinate at 70°F and then grow at 60°F thereafter. Wait for true leaves and leave best looking seedling per cell. Seedlings should be ready to transplant in 4–5 weeks. Do not wait too long to plant seedlings outdoors. 5 weeks is the oldest the transplants should be to avoid stressing the plant. Harden plants carefully by gradually increasing cold before transplanting out, 18″ between plants and 24–36″ between rows. Use midseason and storage varieties for Fall growing. Start seedlings as above in late spring and transplant to the garden in Summer. Sow 2-3 seeds 18″ apart, ½” deep, rows 24–36″ apart, thinning to one plant in each group.

Watering: Cauliflower requires consistent soil moisture. Water 1 to 1.5 inches each week.

Fertilizer: Prior to planting cauliflower seeds, add compost to the soil. This prevents “buttoning,” which is when a cauliflower produces smaller, button-shaped heads rather than a large, full head. For best growth, use a nitrogen-high fertilizer.

Days to Maturity: The plant should be ready to harvest about a week or two after blanching. (See each variety for days to maturity)

Harvesting: Harvest heads when desired size is obtained but before the curds becomes loose and bitter. Store at 32°F and 95% relative humidity for 2–3 weeks.

Tips: When small white curds begin to develop, gather up exterior leaves and wrap around heads and tie with a rubber band, this is called blanching. Blanching will help protect heads from direct sunlight and keep curds white rather than turning pale yellow with direct sunlight.

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