Cauliflower Selection 174

$3.75

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

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Cauliflower Selection 174

Cauliflower Selection 174 is probably the best Australian open pollinated variety (Also an Australian bred variety). Its performance has been impressive for me with its tight self wrapping leaves meaning you have to dig in to see the white curds forming. I have found this variety to be a little slower to produce so allow extra time for harvests. Around 13 to 18 weeks to maturity.

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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