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Brassica oleracea ssp. Botrytis Group

Cauliflower

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Brassica oleracea ssp. Botrytis Group is available at:
Scientific Name Brassica oleracea ssp. Botrytis Group
Principal Common Name Cauliflower
Common Name(s)
Synonym Brassica botrytis
Description Vegetable group including broccoli and cauliflower. Low with stout, short stem. Dense terminal head with thick, modified flower clusters over-topped by leaves. Tender to frost, heat and dryness.
General Comments Cool season crop which goes to seed in high heat. Grows best in cool weather prior to or after danger of frost.
Origin
Nativity Old World
Height Range 0 - 1 FT
Spread Range 0 - 1 FT
Flower Showy N
Warning
Sunset Zones 1 : 2 : 3 : 4 : 5 : 6 : 7 : 8 : 9 : 10 : 11 : 12 : 13 : 14 : 15 : 16 : 17 : 18 : 19 : 20 : 21 : 22 : 23 : 24 : 25 : 26 : 27 : 28 : 29 : 30 : 31 : 32 : 33 : 34 : 35 : 36 : 37 : 38 : 39 : 40 : 41 : 42 : 43 : 44 : 45
USDA Zones 1 : 2a : 2b : 3a : 3b : 4a : 4b : 5a : 5b : 6a : 6b : 7a : 7b : 8a : 8b : 9a : 9b : 10a : 10b : 11 : 12
Leaf Color Blue-green
Leaf Texture Dull
Form Bedding plant : Edible
Flower Color Yellow
Flower Time Summer
Months
Ease of Growing Average
Light Preferences Sun (minimum 8 hours direct sun)
Soil Preferences Loose : Well-drained
Watering Preferences Medium
Outstanding Features Edible

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