Seed Savers Exchange Cauliflower, Di Sicilia Violetto

Seed Savers Exchange Cauliflower, Di Sicilia Violetto

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Seed Savers Exchange Cauliflower, Di Sicilia Violetto
Brassica oleracea

  • Purple heads
  • 75-100 days from transplant
  • Packet of 100 Seeds

 

Delicious fresh or cooked, this Silician cauliflower grows deep purple in the garden but turns green when cooked. The voluminous variety will form side shoots after the main head is cut so be sure to space plants at least 20" apart as it will get quite large throughout the course of the growing season. A stunning addition to vegetable trays, this cauliflower retains its excellent flavor when cooked. 80 days. 

 

Learn To Grow It

You should start plants indoors 4-6 weeks before the last frost date for transplanting them into the garden.

Plant your seeds 1/4-1/2 in. deep in soil trays or pots indoors. When transplanting out the plants, be very careful to limit any disturbance to the roots.
 

Make sure that your soil is well fertilized as this crop is a heavy feeder and takes a lot of nutrients from the soil. Consider adding compost to the soil the year before you plant.

Mulching the soil around this crop can help protect the plant and keep roots cool and moist. In frost-free zones, this crop can be grow throughout the fall and winter.

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