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Growing Cauliflower

Technically, there are two sorts of cauliflowers, summer and winter.  The former is a proper cauliflower ,while  the latter variety is a type of broccoli.  The names 'summer' and 'winter' are a bit misleading. Some summer cauliflowers are sown in winter under glass, for harvesting in late spring or early summer. Maincrop varieties of summer cauliflower are sown outdoors in spring for harvesting in summer and autumn.

Cauliflower Armado
The variety to the left is the Armado variety A reliable and robust winter variety 


Latin Name
Brassica Oleracea Botrytis

Site and Soil
All cauliflowers need a neutral or slightly alkaline soil to do well.

Sowing to Harvest Time
18-24weeksfor summer cauliflower and 36-38 weeks for winter cauliflower.

Yield and Size
The yield is 0.5-1.0kg(1-2 lb) per plan,5-7 plants per 3 m (10') row. 
Size, heads are 10-37.5 (4-15") across, stalks 7.5-15 cm(3-6") long, leasvesare45-60 cm (18-24") high.

Varieties of Cauliflower



Pavillion Cauliflower Well-protected, solid, with deep curds

Clarke Cauliflower Excellent, miniature Cauliflower

Armado Cauliflower A reliable and robust winter variety

Pilgrim Cauliflower A superb, high quality cauliflower

Wallaby Cauliflower The preferred autumn variety

Plana Cauliflower Very adaptable variety


Name: zafar kazmi
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Date posted: July 17, 2011 - 05:34 am
Message: living punjab pakistan want to grow cauliflower in 4 acres. please guid right time to sow

Name: dobbinson
Date posted: August 29, 2010 - 03:42 am
Message: been garening for 45 yrs

Name: Ken
Date posted: August 28, 2010 - 03:57 pm
Message: I have some really nice cauliflower leaves but no head of cauliflower. What did I do wrong? I was told it may come out at the end of the summer maybe. It's the end of aug yet no veggie. Tomatoes, peppers, corn were fine.