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
The variety to the left is the Armado variety A reliable and robust winter variety
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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
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
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Name: zafar kazmi
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
Date posted: August 29, 2010 - 03:42 am
Message: been garening for 45 yrs
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.