Growing Cauliflower Graffiti Hybrid Garden Seeds
- Latin Name: Brassica Oleracea var. Botrytis
- Other Names: Purple of Sicily, Violet of Sicily, Violet Queen
- Days to Maturity: 80 - 90 days
- Planting Depth: 1/2” inch deep
- Plant Spacing: 18” apart – 30 36” between rows
- Growth Habit: Up to 2 ½’ tall
- Soil Preference: Well-drained, consistently moist, enriched soil
- Temp Preference: Cooler - Not Intended To Overwinter
- Light Preference: Full Sun
- Pests/diseases: Resists Downey mildew
- Color: Showy Purple
- Flavor: Mild, tender, crisp
Top-quality, bountiful Graffiti cauliflower will display its most attractive features-- a contrast of purple heads and green leaves, when planted in the cooler temperatures of late spring and early fall. It should be 6 - 8 inches in diameter when fully grown. Heads don’t need to be tied for color retention or sun protection.
Heads can be stored in the refrigerator for about a week. Freezing is another viable option. Cauliflower Graffiti is regarded as the trophy of cauliflowers because of its spectacular, colorful features that adorn gardens, the stalls at farmers’ markets, kitchen tables, and reception areas alike; for any reason. It contains anthocyanin which is a potent antioxidant and glucoraphanin - these hold disease fighting properties; high in Vitamin B6, C, K, folate, manganese, potassium, and 12 g of fiber for every 100 g of cauliflower.