Approx Price: Rs 1,000 / Kilogram
This easy maintenance variety is very suitable for the home gardener, the dwarf and compact plants can be set closer than others. Vigorous, early and reliable, the plants mature uniformly and have good leaf coverage. Though strictly speaking described as an early cauliflower, Snowball is in fact far more versatile than that, similar to 'All Year Round', it can be used for successional production all year. 65 to 70 days to harvest.
With a mild flavour, Snowball is an excellent keeper and suitable for eating either fresh in salads and snacks, or for use cooked: soups, steaming or stir-frying. It is also good for canning and freezing.
- Certified Organic Seed.
This seed has been organically produced, verified and certified. It has been harvested from plants that have themselves been raised organically, without the use of artificial pesticides, herbicides and fertilisers.
65 to 70 days. Harvest when the flower shoots are firm and well-formed. Cut close to ground level with a sharp knife. Cauliflower can be stored by freezing. Separate the flowerettes, wash them well, and put them into boiling water for 3 to 5 minutes. Remove them from the boiling water, then put them into ice water for a few minutes. Drain them well and put them into freezer containers and into the freezer.
Cauliflower is a variety of the common cabbage in which flowers have begun to form, but have stopped growing at the bud stage. The same applies to broccoli. The thick stems under the buds act as storage organs for nutrients, which would have gone into the flowers and eventual fruits had their development not been aborted. All these types are therefore richer in vitamins and minerals than other brassicas.
Rosemary, Thyme, Sage, Onions, Garlic, Beetroot, Chards.
Plant celery near to Cauliflower to repel the white cabbage butterfly.
Don't plant cauliflower near strawberries or tomatoes - it doesn't like either.