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