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Cauliflower Purple of Sicily Vegetable Seeds

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  • Italian heirloom variety.
  • Vibrant, purple cauliflower heads.
  • Easier to grow than white cauliflower.
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Cauliflower Purple of Sicily Vegetable Seeds

Purple of Sicily cauliflower is a unique and visually striking variety known for its vibrant purple heads. This cauliflower offers a mild, sweet flavor and tender texture, making it a delightful addition to salads, stir-fries, and vegetable trays. It is also rich in nutrients and antioxidants.

Plant Type:

  • Cool season biennial, frost tolerant
  • Plant Height: Varies, typically up to 60 cm

Sow When:

  • Germinate best between 15 – 20°C soil temperature
  • Temperate: Late summer for autumn harvest
  • Subtropical: Autumn for winter harvest
  • Tropical: Not recommended

Germination:

  • Depth: Sow seeds 1 cm deep
  • Position: Full sun to partial shade
  • Sow Where: Directly into well-drained soil; keep soil consistently moist until germination occurs

Soil Type:

  • Details: Rich, fertile soil with good drainage

Rows:

  • Spacing: Plant seedlings 45 – 60 cm apart in rows spaced 60 – 75 cm apart

Details:

  • Days to harvest: 60 – 75 days

Additional information

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Product Specifications

  • Variety: Cauliflower (Brassica Oleracea var.botrytis).
  • Non-GMO.
  • Chemical free (untreated).
  • Open pollinated, non-hybrid.
  • Heirloom variety.
  • Seed count: Approx. 250 – 350 seeds per gram.
  • We do not ship to WA or Tasmania due to quarantine restrictions.

 

Cauliflower Growing Guide

Timing:

  • Temperate areas: Sow late December to May.
  • Very cool, highland areas: Sow October to February.
  • Inland areas: Sow February to September.
  • Subtropical areas: Sow March to June.
  • Tropical areas: Sow April to July.

Climate Considerations:

  • Cauliflowers struggle in subtropical and tropical regions due to hot weather.
  • Hybrid varieties are preferable in hotter climates as they resist bolting (going to seed prematurely) and maintain quality.
  • Plant early in hotter areas to ensure maturity before spring warmth.

Planting:

  • Sow seeds 10mm deep in trays or seedbeds. Germination typically takes 4-10 days.
  • Transplant seedlings by removing seed leaves and planting deeper, up to the first set of true leaves.
  • Space plants 40cm apart in rows 60-75cm apart.

Soil Requirements:

  • Cauliflowers thrive in fertile, well-drained soil with a pH of 6-7.5.
  • Amend soil with well-rotted compost or animal manure to ensure adequate nutrients.
  • Keep soil consistently moist, especially during the growing period.

Fertilization:

  • Cauliflowers are heavy feeders, requiring ample nitrogen and potassium.
  • Apply organic fertilizers when plants are half-grown to support healthy growth.

Harvesting:

  • Harvest cauliflowers while heads are still tight and white.
  • Avoid waiting too long, as over-mature heads can become discolored or develop loose curds.

By following these simple steps, you can cultivate delicious cauliflowers in your Australian garden. Remember to adjust planting times and varieties based on your specific climate zone for optimal results.