Brassica oleracea botrytis
Large purple flower heads to 1.2kg; heads lose their purple colour when cooked and turn green. Purple cauliflowers are easier to grow than white varieties. 190 days to maturity.
An easy to grow variety with a milder and sweeter taste than white cauliflower cultivars. The dense, bright purple floret head contrasts nicely with the grey-green leaves of this cultivar.
The purple colour will fade to green when cooked.
Keep well watered. Heavy feeder. Prefers rich, free-draining soil. Incorporate compost into the soil prior to planting if lacking in organic matter. Add garden lime to the soil if acidic. Tolerates frost once established. Cover the developing heads with the leaves, loosely tying them in place with string, to prevent the bright purple heads from fading in the sun. Takes 15-17 weeks from sowing until harvest.
Grown using organic heirloom open pollinated seed, no sprays, no chemicals in organic nutrient rich soil with gypsum, volcanic rock, minerals and compost in trays. No blood and bone no fish.