There is a trade-off between the size and compactness of the head and the plant’s resistance to frost and drought. Warm weather varieties are the true cauliflowers with large heads. Normally strictly for good weather since their delicate heads will not stand any extreme weather; our variety is the exception. Cool weather varieties (cauliflower-headed broccolis) have an adequate head, though not as large or compact and can stand temperatures down to about 10 degrees. Cauliflower is probably the greediest feeder of all plants and the curds will not form properly unless the ground is in good health. Indeed it is a good test of the fertility of the soil to be able to produce fine cauliflowers from the garden.
Brassica oleracea / C/Matures 8-12/Harvest 1-2/Yield 44-291/Sp 15”