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Cheddar Cauliflower

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CAUCHE

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SKU:
CAUCHE
Weight:
1.00 LBS
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24 inches
_description-width:
18 inches
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Full Sun
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Brassica oleracea var. botrytis 'Cheddar'
Edible:
Yes
Genus Name:
Brassica
Family Name:
Cauliflower
Foliage Color:
Green
Growth Rate:
Fast
Hardiness Zone:
(annual)
Harvest Season:
Late Summer to Mid Fall
Landscape Uses:
Garden, Container
Mature Height:
24 inches
Mature Width:
18 inches
Prune Time:
Should Not Need Pruning
Light Needs:
Full Sun
Water Needs:
Average to Moist
_callout-4|Light Needs:
Full Sun
_callout-25|Foliage Color:
Green
_callout-10|Edible:
Yes
_callout-17|Landscape Uses:
Garden, Container

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Product Overview

Brassica oleracea var. botrytis 'Cheddar'
A lovely fast growing variety with a strong vigor, perfect for sunny containers or gardens; produces fun, bright orange heads reaching 8" wide; delicious and crunchy, great for salads, roasting and vegetable trays; retains its color when cooked

Edible Qualities

Cheddar Cauliflower is an annual vegetable plant that is typically grown for its edible qualities. The round green tightly-wrapped heads of foliage are typically harvested when mature. The heads have a sweet taste and a crunchy texture.

The heads are most often used in the following ways:

  • Fresh Eating
  • Eating When Cooked/Prepared
  • Cooking
  • Pickling
  • Freezing

Planting & Growing

Cheddar Cauliflower will grow to be about 24 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 18 inches. When planted in rows, individual plants should be spaced approximately 18 inches apart. This fast-growing vegetable plant is an annual, which means that it will grow for one season in your garden and then die after producing a crop.

This plant is typically grown in a designated vegetable garden. It should only be grown in full sunlight. It does best in average to evenly moist conditions, but will not tolerate standing water. It is not particular as to soil pH, but grows best in rich soils. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. Consider applying a thick mulch around the root zone over the growing season to conserve soil moisture. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America.

Cheddar Cauliflower is a good choice for the vegetable garden, but it is also well-suited for use in outdoor pots and containers. It can be used either as 'filler' or as a 'thriller' in the 'spiller-thriller-filler' container combination, depending on the height and form of the other plants used in the container planting. It is even sizeable enough that it can be grown alone in a suitable container. Note that when growing plants in outdoor containers and baskets, they may require more frequent waterings than they would in the yard or garden.

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