Cheddar Cauliflower

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Cheddar Cauliflower has a beautiful bright orange-colored head from its high levels of beta-carotene and Vitamin A. This hybrid variety typically produces 11-15 oz plants that have smooth heads with medium weight and firmness in the curds. 80 days to maturity.

100 seeds per packet

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Cheddar Cauliflower has a beautiful bright orange-colored head from its high levels of beta-carotene and Vitamin A. This hybrid variety typically produces 11-15 oz plants that have smooth heads with medium weight and firmness in the curds. Cheddar Cauliflower is not very heat resistant in comparison to other cauliflower varieties but is still easy to grow. Tie the tall leaves over the heads to help keep the plant from sunburn when needed, but note that the orange color may be intensified if the plants aren’t tied. Flavor is mildly sweet and creamy and is a great addition to salads, soups and can be enjoyed cooked or raw.

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.

Cheddar Cauliflower Planting Information

Planting Method: transplant

When to Plant: early spring and fall

Planting Depth: 1/2″

Seed Spacing: 3″-6″

Row Spacing: 2-3′

Days to Maturity: 70-80

Disease Resistance: None

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