Tags: Heirloom Open Pollinated
Growing Practices: No Pesticides No Herbicides No Fungicides No Synthetic Fertilizers
Latin Name: Brassica oleracea
Days to Maturity: 65
Snowball Y improved was Introduced by Ferry-Morse Seed Company in 1947 It was developed from "Snowball" cauliflower which can be documented as early as 1884.
This cauliflower produces very flavorful, dense, heavy heads. The Snowball Y Improved Cauliflower is snow-white, with silvery-green leaves that curl around the head making this a very nice self-blanching variety. Heads grow to 5-6" in diameter.
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Cauliflower is a biennial, frost tolerant plant, that requires deeply-tilled, firm, fertile soil for good head or "curd" formation. Start heirloom cauliflower plants indoors about 6-8 weeks before the last frost.
Plant cauliflower seeds ¼ - ½" deep. Germination occurs in 5-17 days in soil 55-75°F. Keep seedlings moist.
"Harden-off" and then transplant outdoors into prepared bed two weeks before the last frost. Set heirloom cauliflower plants out in full sun, 12-24" apart, in rows 18-36" apart.
To keep head white, tie a few inner leaves over curd if plant does not curl leaves in on it's own (make sure head and foliage are not wet when doing so; if wet, can cause rot).
Harvest when heads are firm and full sized for variety, and before sections start to separate. Cut a few wrapper leaves with head. Heirloom Cauliflower plants will keep up to a few weeks if you pull up the plant, and hang it upside down in a cool place, misting regularly with water.
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Our seeds have an average 90-95% germination rate within the first 2 years, with a 10% chance of success in year 3. If you find that your seeds don't live up to this, please let me know and I will send you a fresh packet. **Please note that bulk seed orders cannot be cancelled or returned unless the seeds are defective** Thank you.
Oak Ridge, NJ,
United States (Zone 6)
Established in 2012
1.00 acres in production