Candid Charm Cauliflower is a hybrid cauliflower variety with the earliest maturity date of any variety we carry. This variety matures at just 65 days after transplanting, making it a great option for short-growing windows. It’s also a great variety for succession planting throughout the fall and early spring months.
Candid Charm Cauliflower produces dense, dome-shaped heads that are consistently large. Plants have a large jacket and excellent internal wrap to protect heads against yellowing from sun exposure. This variety is widely-adapted and performs well in cool and warm growing conditions. This is a great variety for raw or cooked preparations. We recommend tossing the cut pieces in olive oil and garlic salt, then roasting in the oven or air fryer for a delicious treat!
Cauliflower may be direct-seeded, but it performs best when transplanted. Transplanting allows for more consistent plant spacing, and prevents cauliflower seedlings from competing with weeds in the early stages of the plant. We recommend starting transplants 3-4 weeks before the desired outdoor planting date. Cauliflower transplants grow great in our heavy-duty seed starting trays, where they develop a solid root ball with roots that are trained to grow downward. Plants are ready to go in the ground when they can be easily pulled from the cells in the seed starting tray.
Cauliflower crowns should be harvested when they reach about 5-6″ in diameter. As crowns become larger, plant leaves are less able to wrap the crowns adequately, which can cause discoloration by the sun. Although cauliflower leaves are frost-tolerant, the crowns are not. If frost is imminent while crowns are developing, be sure to use some form of row cover to protect the crowns from frost.
Candid Charm Cauliflower Planting Information
Planting Method: transplant
When to Plant: early spring and fall
Planting Depth: 1/4″
Seed Spacing: 12″
Row Spacing: 2-3′
Days to Maturity: 65
Disease Resistance: None