Germ 7-12 days
Heirloom – pre 1885
According to the 1936 James Vicks catalog “Savoy varieties are almost as tasty as cauliflowers and as this fact becomes known, the demand for seed is increasing year by year.” Originated in France. Produces a large, coarsely crumpled head on a 6-8” stem. There are numerous delicious outer leaves, so give it some space. 100 seeds
Indoors- 4-6 weeks before last frost and 1/4” deep with soil temperature at 65-75 degrees. Liquid fertilize seedlings every 7-10 days. Transplant out just before last frost.
Outdoors – Early spring until mid summer for fall crops. Plant 1/2” deep, 12-15” apart for small headed varieties and 20-30” for large headed varieties
Harvest- If the heads feel solid by pushing on them lightly they are ready to harvest. Harvest as soon as possible for early varieties to prevent splitting. Later maturing varieties will hold longer.
Tips- Mulch, provide fertilizer, and adequate moisture for optimum growth.