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Snowball (Early Snowball) Cauliflower
Snowball (Early Snowball) Cauliflower
Snowball (Early Snowball) Cauliflower
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Snowball (Early Snowball)
55 days — Uniform maturing, smooth, pure white heads weighing three to five pounds and six inches across. It is a medium sized plant with good leaf coverage. Released in 1941. It is reliable. Freezes well also. Each packet contains 0.25 gram, which is approximately 60 to 80 seeds.
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No cauliflower this year
We ordered this variety and started it in our greenhouse at the same time we started the broccoli (Atlantic). All the seedlings went out to the garden at the same time, in mid-May. Of the 50 cauliflower plants we put in, only two developed heads, and one of them bolted almost immediately. The rest of the plants are large and healthy--with no cauliflower. It's just one of those weird crop failures, but we'll probably do a different variety next year.

VSC NOTES: Successfully producing nice, cauliflower heads is definitely more tricky and less forgiving than other brassicas like broccoli. Cauliflowers tend to be much more prone to shock so direct sowing as early as possible is preferred or setting out transplants when they are very tiny is usually o.k. And timing is everything. Transplanting late in the spring combined with shock can trigger bolting. An alternative to spring planting is to sow seeds in the garden in the summer for a fall harvest. Additionally, depending on your climate, sowing late summer - early fall for overwintering is also an option. ~Mike
Reviewed by: Janet Szabo from Northwest Montana. on 7/17/2012
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