Cauliflower Cloud F1
Cauliflower Cloud F1 produces lovely medium white curds on an upright plant which is useful to also grow in pots where space is limited or small gardens (Fruits weigh around 500 grams). A winner over the cooler months in cool climates.
Sow: late December to March (Cool Climate)
Spacing: 40 to 60cm, rows 50 to 70cm (over warm periods keep the plants well watered)
- cover with netting or spray with the organic bacterial product called Dipel to avoid excessive damage by white butterflies (They usually die off in late April in Tasmania).
- In the 1st century AD, Pliny included what he called cyma among his descriptions of cultivated plants in Natural History: “Ex omnibus brassicae generibus suavissima est cyma,“ (“Of all the varieties of cabbage the most pleasant-tasted is cyma“). Pliny’s descriptions likely refer to the flowering heads of an earlier cultivated variety of Brassica oleracea, but comes close to describing modern cauliflower.
Germination: Optimal Soil temperature is 18 to 24 C (around 5-10 days to germination)