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Cauliflower 'Violencia'

Brassica oleraceae var. botrytis

Purple cauliflower, Pers blomkool (Afr.)

A member of the Brassica family that produces large compacted flower heads. The edible flower heads, as can be deduced from the name, are violet to purple in colour. It is well known for its culinary use and nutritional value.

Planning

Difficulty
Moderate
Fruiting time
Autumn

Harvesting

Harvest the flower heads, more or less 3 months after sowing the seeds, once the heads are fully developed and compact.

Propagation

Seed
The seeds should be sowed during summer at a depth of 10 to 15 mm beneath the ground. They should be spaced at 70cm from one another. The time until germination is 10-14 days.

Special features

Crop rotation
Medium Feeder

Geography

Origin
Europe, Italy
Natural climate
Cool climate

Environment

Light
Full Sun, Partial Sun
Soil moisture
Moist
Soil type
Loam
Soil PH preference
Acid, Neutral
Frost hardiness
Half-Hardy

Uses

Edible
Flowers
Notes
Culinary

Personality

Family
Brassicaceae
Flower colour
Violet/purple
Scent
None

Problems

Pests include cabbageworms, aphids and harlequin bugs. Diseases include clubroot and black rot.

Companion plants

Spinach, celery, onions, rosemary, sage, borage

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