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  • Purple of Sicily Cauliflower
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  • Purple of Sicily Cauliflower
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Purple of Sicily Cauliflower (200 seeds) (CA103) $2.50
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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: 23
Easy to Grow 3.0
EarlyMaturity 2.0

69.6% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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0 out of 0 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Avid gardener
Location:
Mundelein, IL, United States
Date:
February 25, 2015
          1.0
 
Zero heads
Easy to Grow 1.0
EarlyMaturity 1.0
 

What are the pros? Pretty in the pictures

What are the cons? No heads

Review:

I planted this two years in a row, 4 plants both years. In two years and 8 plants, I have yet to get a head. I planted it at the same time as my snowball califlowers and broccoli, and left in the ground till first frost. Plants were very healthy, but no heads developed. I'll probably try 1 this year, but I have zero hope anything with come.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? No

Was this review helpful? Yes  No

0 out of 0 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Lexa_Mountain
Location:
Big Bear City, CA, United States
Date:
February 25, 2015
          1.0
 
Not for mountain
Easy to Grow 1.0
EarlyMaturity 0.5
 

What are the pros? I had big hopes

What are the cons? Did not work

Review:

This plant is not suitable for the gardens above 7000 ft. It simply was not time for it to form the head. At the end we ate leafs as greens, after several fall frosts.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No

7 out of 8 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Gene
Location:
Riverton, UT
Date:
January 19, 2015
          5.0
 
Good Cauliflower
Easy to Grow 3.5
EarlyMaturity 3.5
 

What are the pros? Great taste, good size

What are the cons? Have to know how to grow it.

Review:

I've been growing this for several years now. Had an excellent first year followed by a few bad years until I figured it out. We have very hot summers here which will often make it bolt before you get a decent head - unless you understand the problem. This plant requires a lot of nitrogen. The bacteria in the soil that breaks down organic matter and releases nitrogen the plant can use is more active as it gets warmer - so when you start off in the "cold" spring when this thing likes to grow, there's not a lot of available nitrogen. You're going to need to fertilize this thing quite a bit if you expect a head before it's too hot. Do that and it grows great. Taste is excellent, though more like broccoli than traditional white store-bought cauliflower. I've also found that you can get heads out of it in the fall as well if you do it right. My family loves this variety.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No

3 out of 7 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Abigailocd
Location:
Monett, MO
Date:
September 20, 2014
          3.0
 
What did I do wrong
Easy to Grow 3.0
EarlyMaturity 3.0
 

What are the pros? Seems to be hardy

What are the cons? Bugs like these too much!

Review:

I planted one of these back in the spring. Just one. It never grew a head, but probably because the bugs at all the leaves off. It's just a stalk. It keeps putting out leaves, but are eaten just as soon as they grow. I've looked for bugs or worms on it during the morning, and evening and cannot find what is eating it up. What did I do wrong?

Would you recommend this product to a friend? No

Was this review helpful? Yes  No

1 out of 3 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Dr. Livingseed
Location:
Atchison, KS
Date:
August 5, 2014
          5.0
 
Continued
Easy to Grow 0.0
EarlyMaturity 0.0
 

What are the pros? Continued

What are the cons? None

Review:

Not to have been rude about the selling vacations comment, but it was exciting to get these going on the first try. I will say that I already had a batch of these from somewhere else before purchasing about $75 worth of different seeds from Baker Creek. I had success with everything planted so far this year. I didn't get the "purple of sicily" from here, but I had a batch from somewhere else that was sold under the name "Sicilian Violet" cauliflower. It's the same thing, but I guess I got lucky with the timing. I was actually told to get these planting about 3 weeks before last spring frost, but by I missed the window by a couple of weeks and ended up with heads. Someone else who left a review about there success with these is also in my zone in MO. I know I'm in a zone that's actually varies between a 4 and 5 depending on how hot the summer is. I just started seedling for a fall crop, which I think may have been too late, but I'll post an update.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No
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