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Cauliflower 'Violetta italia'    

Brassica oleracea (Botrytis Group)

  • 2 plantings
  • 1 available for swap
  • 2 wanted
  • 4 stashed

Violetta italia is part of the Mustard genus and is a Cauliflower variety. Its scientific name is Brassica oleracea (Botrytis Group) 'Violetta italia'. Violetta italia is a heirloom (open pollinated) variety. When ripe, fruit appear in these approximate colours:   Bright Purple and   Purple Heart. Leaves appear approximately as a   Dartmouth green colour.

70 days
These heavy yielding, snowball-type plants are great for freezing! The 7 inch heads are solid and are shielded from frost by dense, upright foliage. Side shoots grow after main harvest.

Heads are purple, but turn green when cooked.

This variety is an Vegetable that typically grows as an Annual/Perennial, which is defined as a plant that can matures and completes its lifecycle over the course of one year or more. Normally grows with a erect-like habit.

Italy is believed to be where Violetta italia originates from.

Be aware that Violetta italia 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.

This variety plant info is provided by the myfolia gardener's wiki. All details about Violetta italia have been kindly provided by our members.

How to grow Violetta italia

  • Full Sun

  • Medium

Try to plant in a location that enjoys full sun and remember to water moderately. Keep in mind when planting that Violetta italia is thought of as hardy, so this plant will survive close to or on freezing temperatures.

Growing Violetta italia from seed

By our calculations, you should look at sowing Violetta italia about 14 days before your last frost date.

Transplanting Violetta italia

Ensure that temperatures are mild and all chance of frost has passed before planting out, as Violetta italia is a hardy plant.

Harvesting Violetta italia