Brassica oleracea (Botrytis Group)
Belonging to the Brassica (Mustard) genus, Cauliflower has a botanical name of Brassica oleracea (Botrytis Group). The botanical name epithet oleracea means 'eaten as a vegetable'.It is an edible vegetable and is treated mainly as an annual, so it grows best over the course of a single year. Normally grows with a erect habit. Popular varieties of Cauliflower with home gardeners are Snowball, All the year round, Early snowball, Purple of Sicily, and Snow Crown.
Be aware that Cauliflower typically needs a fair amount of maintenance and care in order to grow successfully. Ensure that you are aware of the soil, sun, ph and water requirements for this plant and keep an eye out for pests. Pay attention to weeding, feed and pruning schedules to ensure your plant remains in peak condition.
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By our calculations*, you should look at sowing Cauliflower about 14 days before your last frost date .
These plants have been known to grow well alongside Cauliflower so consider planting:
These plants will not grow well with Cauliflower so avoid planting these within close proximity:
Cauliflower hates Garden nasturtium
These problems, diseases and pests are known to affect Cauliflower plants:
*Please note: Botrytis is a horticultural group, and not a variety.
Romanesco broccoli, Roman broccoli
Brassica oleracea botrytis, Brassica botrytis, Brassica oleracea var. botrytis
Misspellings: Cauliflour, Caulliflower, Coliflower, Caulifower, Coliflor
Cauliflower care instructions
How long does Cauliflower take to grow?
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