Cauliflower (Brassica oleracea var. botrytis 'Violetta Italia') Non GMO - Organic - Vegetable

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Cauliflower (Brassica oleracea var. botrytis 'Violetta Italia') Non GMO - Organic - Vegetable 

Annual or Biennial: Typically grown as an annual.

Commonly grown as an annual for its edible flower head. Its unique purple hue distinguishes it from traditional white varieties. The following is a comprehensive guide for successful cultivation of Cauliflower 'Violetta Italia':

Latin Name: Brassica oleracea var. botrytis 'Violetta Italia'

Healing Properties: Cauliflower is renowned for its nutritional content, providing an excellent source of vitamins C and K, as well as dietary fibre. While it is not traditionally associated with specific healing properties, its inclusion in a balanced diet contributes to overall health.

Growing Instructions:

  • Germination Time: Start seeds indoors 6-8 weeks before the last expected frost date. Germination typically occurs within 7-14 days.
  • Germination Rate: Maintain a consistent temperature of 70-75°F (21-24°C) to ensure optimal germination, with a success rate ranging from 75-85%.
  • Soil Preparation: Use well-draining, nutrient-rich soil with a slightly acidic to neutral pH (6.0-7.0). Amend soil with organic matter for enhanced fertility.
  • Seed Planting: Sow seeds ¼ inch deep in seed trays or individual pots. Transplant seedlings when they develop two true leaves.
  • Transplanting: Plant seedlings outdoors when the soil has warmed, spacing them 18-24 inches apart in rows 24-36 inches apart.
  • Sunlight and Watering: Provide full sunlight exposure (6-8 hours per day) and maintain consistent moisture levels. Cauliflower requires well-drained soil to prevent waterlogging.
  • Fertilization: Apply a balanced fertilizer when transplanting and side-dress with additional fertilizer during the growing season.
  • Pest and Disease Management: Monitor for common cauliflower pests such as aphids and caterpillars. Implement organic pest control methods if necessary.
  • Harvesting: Harvest cauliflower heads when they reach a desirable size, typically 6-8 inches in diameter, and before they become overmature.
  • Seed count: 20