Cauliflower is a vegetable in the same family as cabbage and broccoli.

Growing Advice

Soak seeds before planting. This is a cool weather plant and can grow in the fall. Practice crop rotation to control pests.

Companion Planting

Pests & Diseases

Not very many pests affect cauliflower as long as you practice crop rotation, allowing at least 3 years before you replant cauliflower in the same location.

Seed Saving

Cauliflower needs overwintering in order to produce seeds. However, because cauliflower does not store well in root cellars, you can plant it in greenhouses in cooler climates.

Heirloom Varieties

  • Brocoverde
  • Early Purple Sicilian
  • Early Snowball
  • Galleon
  • Giant of Naples
  • Green Macerata
  • Igloo
  • Lemington English Winter
  • Purple Cape
  • Snowball Self-Blanching
  • Snowbally
  • Veitch’s Autumn Giant
  • Violetto di Sicilia

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