Cauliflower seeds - ORANGE HEAD ~CHEDDAR~ Bright orange heads.
This beautiful, early, orange cauliflower holds well in the field. It becomes an even brighter orange when lightly cooked.
68 days. Brassica oleracea. (F1) Plant produces very flavorful and large bright orange heads of cauliflower. The color deepens when cooked. Contain 25 times the beta carotene of white varieties! Add color to your salads and gourmet dishes. Prefers moderate to cool temperatures and plenty of water.
See cabbage. Cauliflower prefers a well-drained, fertile soil high in organic matter, a pH of 6.0-7.5 with a consistent supply of moisture throughout the growing season. Irrigate regularly for best results. Cauliflower does not do well in hot weather; the best success is with spring and fall crops.
Sow in 1-1 1/2" cell-type trays or peat pots from early March through June. If possible, keep soil at least 70Â°F (21Â°C) until germination, and 60Â°F (16Â°C) thereafter. Transplant outdoors when seedlings are no older than 4-5 weeks old. Older plants tend to be stressed and do not perform as well as actively growing seedlings. For early spring planting, harden plants carefully by gradually increasing cold before transplanting out, 18" between plants and 24-36" between rows.
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