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Early Snowball Cauliflower (Heirloom 55 Days)

Heirloom 1888. Heads are about 5-6” across and erect. The top is a smooth, attractive creamy shade of white. This heirloom variety was introduced in the mid-1800s by Peter Henderson, founder of Henderson Seed Company. 

30 seeds


Brassica oleracea

Germination: 4-10 days

Germination Temperature: Optimum soil temperatures 65-85ºF.

Seed Sowing Depth: 1/4” deep

Starting Indoors: 4-5 weeks before the last frost. Sow 2-3 seeds per cell/pot. Thin to the strongest seedling. After germination, grow in cool conditions, 57-68ºF for best results. Fertilize the seedlings every 7-10 days with a liquid or water soluble fertilizer, diluted to ¼ of suggested measurement. Transplant a week or two before last frost. Space 18-24" apart. Sow in early to midsummer for fall crops. 

Sowing Outdoors: Spring when soil temperature reaches at least 55ºF. Sow 2-3 seeds every 12-18” apart. Thin to the strongest seedling per space. Sow in midsummer for fall crops. Germination is slower at lower soil temperatures.

Harvest: Tie up leaves around heads to blanch. Watch closely and pick before the curds begin to loosen.

Tips: Needs to be provided with fertile soil, rich in organic matter from the very beginning of its growth in the garden. Provide adequate, even moisture for the best growth. Mulching helps retain moisture.








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Linda G.
United States United States
I recommend this product
every seed I have purchased

This place is great!!! Seeds always germinate into the best plants and I have recommended them often... neighbors have really noticed a difference in my plants production!!! Thank you, Pinetree and keep up the good work!!!!

Mari D.
United States United States

It is always great with Pinetree. Germination for these cauliflower seeds were very poor, only 4 sprouted but that may have been because of the weather alternating hot and cold. Everything else is coming up beautifully. Thanks for asking.

Lisa S.
United States United States
So far so good.

It did come up both in the pot indoors and some of the seeds planted in the garden. The sprouts planted in the garden are really growing right now. The transplant, not so much but that is my experience with most transplants. It's really too early to say if I will have a harvest but it looks good so far.

Jeannie M.
United States United States
So far looking good in the graden

cold spring, planted a little late.