A very early, pure white, high domed cauliflower that is sure to please on that crudites platter or cooked. Minuteman replaces Early Dawn and has similar attributes. Early, compact but still exceeding 2 pounds, smooth as opposed to grainy, and erect, clean plants. Fine flavor, can be planted quite densely. 30 seeds
Indoors- 4-5 weeks before last frost 1/4” deep with soil temperature at 65-75 degrees. After germination, grow in cool conditions 57-68 degrees for best results. Liquid fertilize seedlings every 7-10 days. Transplant out when there is little chance of frost.
Outdoors- Early spring until mid summer for fall crops. Plant 1/2 “deep and 18” apart.
Harvest- Tie up leaves around heads to blanch. Watch closely and pick before the curds begin to loosen.
Tips- A heavy feeder transplant/direct seed into rich, well composted soil and side dress when buds begin to form.