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Cauliflower 'Purple of Sicily'   

Brassica oleracea (Botrytis Group)

  • 37 plantings
  • 4 available for swap
  • 7 wanted
  • 36 stashed

Purple of Sicily is a popular variety of Cauliflower, which belongs to the Mustard genus (Brassica oleracea (Botrytis Group) 'Purple of Sicily'). Purple of Sicily is a heirloom (open pollinated) variety. When ripe, fruit appear in these approximate colours:   Pansy purple and   Antique white.

Two to three pound heads are bright purple, but turn bright green when cooked. Italian heirloom.

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. Purple of Sicily is known for its erect-like growing habit.

Italy is believed to be where Purple of Sicily originates from.

Be aware that Purple of Sicily 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 Purple of Sicily have been kindly provided by our members.

How to grow Purple of Sicily

  • Full Sun

  • Medium

Try to plant in a location that enjoys full sun and remember to water moderately. Keep in mind when planting that Purple of Sicily is thought of as hardy, so this plant will survive close to or on freezing temperatures. Ensure your soil has a ph of between 6.5 and 7.0 as Purple of Sicily is a weakly acidic soil - neutral soil loving plant.

Growing Purple of Sicily from seed

Try to aim for a seed spacing of at least 3.12 inches (8.0 cm) and sow at a depth of around 0.58 inches (1.5 cm). Soil temperature should be kept higher than 24°C / 75°F to ensure good germination.

By our calculations, you should look at sowing Purple of Sicily about 14 days before your last frost date.

Transplanting Purple of Sicily

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

Harvesting Purple of Sicily

Misspellings of Cauliflower 'Purple of Sicily'

Purple Cauliflower, Purple of Cicily, Coliflower

Other Names for Cauliflower 'Purple of Sicily'

Cauliflower, Violetta de Sicily, Violetta di Sicilia