Approximately 250-315 seeds per gram. Brassica oleracea Lot# CW24200 Amazing Cauliflower is the classic cauliflower. A hardy biennial that clearly lives up to its name. Amazing grows sturdy plants that grow to 50-61cm (20-24””) tall with a 25-45cm (10-18”) spread. Amazing produces big brilliant white, deeply domed heads with dense finely textured curds that are 25cm (10”) wide and they come with wrapping leaves that provide protection from sun and cold. “A cauliflower is a cabbage with a college education.”– Mark Twain.
Start seeds indoors from early March to mid-June, 4 to 6 weeks before last frost in your area. Sow seeds 5 mm (¼”) and cover lightly with soil medium and water thoroughly. Once seeds have sprouted be sure to keep soil lightly moist. Cauliflower seedlings should have at least 2 sets of true leaves before transplanting. Space transplants 45-61 cm (18-24") apart in rows 60-91 cm (24-36") apart.Site them in full sun in a rich, moist, well-drained soil. Direct seeding can be done when temperatures are reliably above 10°C (50°F) and after last frost. Overwintered types are started in July, transplanted by August 15th. Optimal soil temperature: 10-30°C (50-85°F).
Soil Conditions: Well worked rich, loose well-drained soil. Ideal pH: 6.6-7.5.
Planting Depth: 5-12 mm (¼-½") deep.Space transplants 30-38 cm (12-15") apart in rows 60-91 cm (24-36") apart.
Germination: 7-10 days.
Height at Maturity:50-61 cm cm (20-24”) tall. Spread is about 25-45 cm (10-18”)
Days to Maturity: 70-80 days for maturity
Watering: Cauliflower requires a regular supply of water at least 2.5-4 cm (1-1½”) a week ensures good growth, whether they are grown in single or wide rows. The amount of rain that falls during the week will help supplement how much you should water your garden.
Sun/Shade: Full Sun
Spacing after Thinning: Space transplants 30-38 cm (12-15") apart in rows 60-91 cm (24-36") apart.
Additional Information When the head begins to form and shows 5-7 cm (2-3”) of white curd at the growing point, it is ready to blanch. Tie the outer leaves together over the center of the plant to protect the head from sunburn and to keep it from turning green and developing an off-flavor. The variety Self-Blanch is named for its natural tendency to curl its leaves over its head. Several other varieties possess this trait, especially when maturing in the fall. Under cool conditions, these varieties blanch very well and tying is unnecessary. The cauliflower head's curd develops rapidly under proper growing conditions. It grows 15-20 cm (6-8") in diameter and is ready to harvest within 7 to 12 days after blanching begins. The mature heads should be compact, firm and white. Harvest the heads by cutting the main stem. Leave a few green outer leaves attached to protect the heads. Cut the heads before they become over mature and develop a coarse appearance. Once individual florets can be seen, quality deteriorates rapidly. Because cauliflower does not ordinarily develop side shoots, plants may be disposed of or composted after heads are harvested.