About Cauliflower Snowball 16
Cauliflower is one of the commonly used flower-vegetable. Lifecycle: annual, biennial.
|Common Name ||Cauliflower snowball 16|
|Height ||Height: 1 to 2 feet
Spread: 1.3 to 3 feet
|Flower Colour ||White|
|Bloom Time ||Winter|
|Difficulty Level ||Moderate to grow|
Planting and care
- Make sure that the plants have uninterrupted growth to avoid the plants to develop the head prematurely or ruin the edible part completely
Cauliflower requires consistent soil moisture with normal rainfall, this usually requires supplement watering
For best growth, side-dress the plants with a nitrogen fertilizer
When the white head is about 2 to 3 inches in diameter, tie the outer leaves together over the head with a rubber band, tape, or twine
- This is called blanching, and it protects the head from the sun and helps you get that pretty white color
- The plants are usually ready for harvest 7 to 12 days after blanching
Cauliflower Snowball 16 care
- Most cauliflower varieties require about 2 months to mature, although some are a little quicker and others can take up to 3 months
- Since they will not form heads in warm weather and can only handle a light frost, be sure to choose a variety that will have enough time to mature in your climate
- That means a fast maturing variety if your spring or fall is short
- Longer maturing varieties are good choices for gardeners with mild or late winters
|Sunlight ||Full sun, Can tolerate light shade but will slow maturity. Light shade can be beneficial in warm weather.|
|Watering ||Cauliflower needs consistent moisture and plenty of water.|
|Soil ||Prefers well-drained, fertile soil high in organic matter, pH 6.0 to 7.5. Can tolerate slightly alkaline soil.|
|Temperature ||18 to 30 degrees C|
|Fertilizer ||Feed every 2 to 4 weeks with an organic fertilizer like kelp and fish emulsion.|
|Harvest Season ||When the heads are compact, white, and firm, then it is time to harvest them. Ideally, the heads will grow 6 to 8 inches in diameter.
Cut the heads off the plant with a large knife. Be sure to leave some of the leaves around the head to keep it protected.
If the heads are too small but have started to open up, they will not improve and should be harvested.
If the cauliflower has a coarse appearance, it is too mature and should be tossed.
If you want to store cauliflower, you can put the head in a plastic bag and store it in the refrigerator. It should last for about a week.For long-term storage, you can also freeze or pickle the heads.|
Cauliflower Snowball 16 special feature
Cauliflower is a cool-season crop and a descendant of the common cabbage. It is more difficult to than its relatives because it does not tolerate the heat or cold as well.
Cauliflower Snowball 16 uses
- It contains good amounts of many vital B-complex groups of vitamins such as folates, pantothenic acid (vitamin B5), pyridoxine (vitamin B6) and thiamin (vitamin B1), niacin (B3) as well as vitamin K
- The leaves and stem of cauliflower are both edible
- It mostly used in salad and vegetarian diet
Frequently Asked Questions
How tall do cauliflower snowball 16 grow?
On average cauliflower snowball 16 grows Height: 1 to 2 feet
Spread: 1.3 to 3 feet
What color are cauliflower snowball 16 ?
A cauliflower snowball 16 plant bears flowers of color White
How hard is cauliflower snowball 16 to grow?
A cauliflower snowball 16 is Moderate to grow
How much sunlight does a cauliflower snowball 16 need?
A cauliflower snowball 16 prefers Full sun, Can tolerate light shade but will slow maturity. Light shade can be beneficial in warm weather.
How much water does a cauliflower snowball 16 need?
A cauliflower snowball 16 prefers watering Cauliflower needs consistent moisture and plenty of water.
What kind of soil does a cauliflower snowball 16 need?
Prefers well-drained, fertile soil high in organic matter, pH 6.0 to 7.5. Can tolerate slightly alkaline soil.
What temperature does a cauliflower snowball 16 like?
How should I fertilize my cauliflower snowball 16 ?
Feed every 2 to 4 weeks with an organic fertilizer like kelp and fish emulsion.
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