Cultivated in Italy since the 16th century, this unique variety is still an unknown vegetable to many gardeners. Distinctive heads are a vegetable work of art; the chartreuse colored buds form and grow in a tight upward spiral, ending in a multiple pointed head of florets. It is unbelievable tasty, with a crunchy texture and more delicate, sweet nuttier flavor than regular dome-headed type cauliflower.
Germination- 6-14 days
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.