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Cauliflower growing



General information

  • Brassica oleracea var. botrytis, Cauliflower
  • Brassicaceae family
  • Sunlight: full sun. Light shade. Can tolerate light shade but will slow maturity.
  • Soil conditions: requires well-drained soil. Prefers fertile soil high in organic matter,
  • Needs plentiful, consistent moisture.

Successful cultivars

  • White-Snow Crown (50 days)
  • Orange- Flame Star (62 days)
  • Purple - Graffiti (80 days)
  • Romanesco - Puntoverde (78 days)


Common pests and disease

  • Cabbageworms
  • Cabbage looper (pictured here)
  • Cabbage Yellows

This publication was created by Master Gardeners Rick Judd and Gail Hermenau. Photos courtesy of Gail Hermenau.

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