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