Snowball Cauliflowers have a pure white smooth crisp heads weighing - lbs and are well adapted to shorter growing seasons. Start indoors in a warm, well-lighted area from early March through June for the earliest of crops.
Sow seeds ¼" deep in good compost. Keep evenly moist. Seedlings emerge in 5-8 days at 70º F. They do best covered lightly with soil. Alternatively, sow directly outside from early April. Transplant seedlings outside - weeks before your last frost date. They grow best at 55º to 65º F.
Do not let seedling become more than 5 weeks old because older seedlings do not mature well transplanted. Set plants 8" apart in rows 4" apart. Transplant seedlings in late June through July for September through November head harvest.
Water deeply once a week in dry weather. Cultivate or mulch to control weeds. High fertility and abundant supply of water throughout the growing season are important.
Method: Sow direct or raise seedlings Sowing Depth: 5mm When: Summer and autumn Germination: 7-14 days @ 10-30°C Hardiness / Life Cycle: Hardy Biennial (usually grown as an annual) Row Spacing: 75cm Plant Spacing: 50cm Position: Full sun, moist soil Days to Maturity/Flowering: 70-90 days