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Purple of Sicily Cauliflower (200 seeds) (CA103) $2.50
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BULK SEED 1 oz (CA103C) $9.00
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Purple of Sicily Cauliflower

         
 
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Beautiful, brilliant purple heads weigh 2-3 lbs and are of a fine, sweet flavor. The heads cook to bright green. Insect-resistant variety that is easier to grow than many white varieties; rich in minerals. A colorful heirloom. Select Italian seed.

 
Purple of Sicily Cauliflower
Overall Rating:
         
3.5
 
 
Number of Reviews: 17
Easy to Grow 3.0
EarlyMaturity 2.0

70.6% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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Nickname:
Wildwoods
Location:
Potrero, CA
Date:
June 20, 2014
          4.0
 
Heads vs no heads
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 3.0
 

What are the pros? Beautiful, amazing flavor

What are the cons? Takes a long time to mature

Review:

I have grown these cauliflower for several years here in southern Ca. We have mild winters and I have found that for our region they are best planted in fall and harvested in spring. The plants get huge and take a long time to mature heads. This year I planted some in the late winter/ early spring and they never formed heads before the weather got warm. I think the key to getting good heads is that they must be grown in cool weather. When you do get heads they are beautiful and taste amazing.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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By Wildwoods 20 Jun 2014

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Nickname:
Richard
Location:
La Plata, MO
Date:
June 14, 2014
          4.0
 
delicious
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 3.5
 

What are the pros? no bugs

What are the cons? smallish heads

Review:

I've never had much success with cauliflower until I decided to try this variety. I now grow in Earthbox containers. My heads were only 1 1-.5 pounds, I'd say, and they didn't make a compact, firm head like commercial cauliflower in the store. It made looser heads, but the flavor is first rate. The taste is sweeter, milder, and far superior to store-bought. Perfect for eating raw, but mine also retained some color when steamed. The plants are very attractive as well.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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By Richard 14 Jun 2014

2 out of 2 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Resourceful Gardener
Location:
Madison, WI
Date:
April 11, 2014
          4.0
 
No heads but still useful
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 0.0
 

What are the pros? Frost tolerant, tasty leaves

What are the cons? No heads

Review:

I tried this two years in a row, in two garden locations the first year, and three the next, two in WI and one in MN. I even bought new seed the second year because I was sure there must have been a mix up in the seed for it not to make heads. But it never made heads in any year or location! But I decided to make the best of the situation anyway and decided to eat the leaves. They have great flavor! In addition, they are very frost hardy (though not quite as good as kale), and I even harvested some from under a bit of snow in December! Great for early winter salads or sauteed in olive oil. I'll plant these again, I just won't expect heads!

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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By Resourceful Gardener 11 Apr 2014

23 out of 25 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Pam
Location:
Gas City, IN
Date:
January 19, 2014
          5.0
 
Possible solution to no heads
Easy to Grow 0.0
EarlyMaturity 0.0
 

What are the pros? Love the color

What are the cons? No heads

Review:

I hesitate to review since I have not yet purchased or grown this variety, but I wanted to share the solution I have found for getting other varieties of cauliflower to head up. I noticed that more than one person mentioned starting indoors and then transplanting outdoors. I have found that in NE Indiana some varieties will not head up when done this way. Cauliflower likes to form heads in the fall, when the weather gets cool. If you start the plants too early, there is a good chance you won't get heads with some varieties. Start outdoors from seed, allow them to mature in their own time, and you should get beautiful heads in the fall. Of course, weather does not always cooperate, and if it turns out to be an unusually long, hot summer you may have to wait for another year. Or, do what I do and plant some of the seeds a few weeks later than the first batch in case the summer goes long. I do the same with broccoli.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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By Pam 19 Jan 2014

4 out of 5 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Kris
Location:
Rockford, IL
Date:
December 22, 2013
          3.0
 
What happened
Easy to Grow 3.0
EarlyMaturity 0.0
 

What are the pros? Big, healthy plants

What are the cons? No head!

Review:

No luck in northern Illinois. Started indoors and had a successful transition outside. Beautiful, healthy plants, pest-free. Let them grow until the frost. Nothing.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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By Kris 22 Dec 2013

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