Cauliflower Purple Sicily

$3.50

  • Brassica oleracea var. botrytis
  • Seed Packet contains approx 100 seeds.
  • Open Pollinated.

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Cauliflower Purple Sicily

Cauliflower Purple Sicily produces a medium to large head, averaging 15 to 30 cms in diameter, and is sometimes surrounded by green leaves that bear a thick, fibrous midrib. The heads are comprised of many tightly closed, branching florets that are violet, to dark purple.

Purple cauliflower contains a light, grassy scent and has a mild, sweet, and nutty flavour without the bitterness commonly associated with other cauliflower varieties. All parts of the plant, including the stems, heads, and leaves, are edible.

When to Sow:

Cool Climate: mid OCT/NOV – mid MAR

Temperate: JAN – APR

Sub – Tropical: FEB – MAY

Tropical: MAR – APR

Arid: MAR – JUL

  • Aim to have heading Cauliflower outside extended hot periods and tie leaves over the head to avoid discolouration.

Spacing:  50cm. rows 60cm

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Cauliflower on the Wiki

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)

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