Growing Cauliflower Self-blanche Garden Seeds
- Latin Name: Brassica Oleracea var. Botrytis - Heirloom
- Other Names: Self Blanching
- Days to Maturity: 52 - 65 days
- Planting Depth: ¼” inch deep
- Plant Spacing: 24” apart
- Growth Habit: 1’ tall
- Soil Preference: Well-drained, consistently moist, enriched soil
- Temp Preference: Cooler - Not Intended To Overwinter
- Light Preference: Full Sun
- Pests/diseases: Aphid, root maggots
- Color: Bright white
- Flavor: Delicious, appealing taste
Cultivating Cauliflower Self Blanche is best done early in spring or fall to reap the finest harvest. Start seeding indoors about 4-6 weeks prior to transplanting outdoors. It thrives best in cool weather. Plentiful space is required for growth of these prolific plants. Leaves naturally curl upward and over to the head to protect the cauliflower from discoloration, and as a shelter from the rays of the sun during the growing process. Mulching around base of plants repels weeds.
Cauliflower Self Blanche is a hearty, rapidly growing plant that is well known and valued by farmers and gardeners. It’s high in Vitamin C, K, B6, calcium, folate, choline, potassium, phosphorus, vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, Omega 6 fatty acids, but low in calories. Planting with celery will protect against moths. The most desirable soil condition is rich in nutrients for reaping the finest quality cauliflower. The smooth consistency and delicate flavor is achieved when blanched during growth.