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Italian Cauliflower Di Sicilia Violetto


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Italian Cauliflower Di Sicilia Violetto

Italian Cauliflower Di Sicilia Violetto. A stunning regional cauliflower variety from Sicily. Medium-late rounded deep purple curds with excellent flavour are produced on a voluminous plant that forms side shoots after the main head is cut. Stunning colourful additional when raw to dips, will turn green when cooked, although steaming retains some colour. 80 days. Sow spring to autumn. Jan Harvest.

Cultivation Advice Italian Cauliflower Di Sicilia Violetto

Type: Annual

Time to Germinate: 5-10 Days

Temperature Required: 21°c

Days to Maturity: 70-80 Days

Light: Full Sun

  • Start indoors in a warm, well-lighted area from early March through June for the earliest of crops.
  • Sow seeds ¼” deep in good compost.
  • Keep evenly moist.
  • Seedlings emerge in 5-8 days at 70º F.
  • They do best covered lightly with soil.
  • Alternatively sow directly outside from early April.
  • Transplant seedlings outside at least 2-3 weeks before your last frost date.
  • They grow best at 55º to 65º F.
  • Do not let seedling become more that 5 weeks old because older seedlings do not mature well transplanted.
  • Set plants 18″ apart in rows 24″ apart.
  • Transplant seedlings in late June through July for Dec – Jan head harvest.
  • Water deeply once a week in dry weather.
  • Cultivate or mulch to control weeds.
  • High fertility and abundant supply of water throughout the growing season are important.

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