Cauliflower Skywalker F1
Cauliflower Skywalker F1 is one of the best varieties I have grown in Tasmania. Slower to mature than Snow Crown but consistently larger sized heads. Sow both Skywalker and Snow Crown together and you will extend your length of harvest.
Heavy heads with self-wrapping leaves make this an easy variety to grow. Uniform milky white curds are tight and ideal for market or home gardeners. Weigh from 1.5 kg to 2.2kg from my trials.
Sow: October to March (early sowing indoors or protected outside from frost – Cool Climate)
Spacing: 50 to 60cm, rows 50 to 70cm (closer the more you keep the soil moist)
- 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)