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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: 15
Easy to Grow 3.0
EarlyMaturity 1.5

66.7% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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1 out of 1 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

16 out of 18 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

9 out of 10 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
richbrand
Location:
Calimesa, CA
Date:
September 13, 2013
          4.0
 
Easy
Easy to Grow 4.5
EarlyMaturity 4.0
 

What are the pros? pest free

What are the cons? none

Review:

The easiest, most pest free cauliflower we have ever grown. Texture is a little different - as if a slight broccoli influence. Flavor is a little sweeter.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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By richbrand 13 Sep 2013

6 out of 9 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Deb
Location:
Lakewood, CO
Date:
September 3, 2013
          1.0
 
Purple of Sicily Cauliflower
Easy to Grow 0.0
EarlyMaturity 0.0
 

What are the pros? prolific grower of leaves only

What are the cons? no heads

Review:

I wish I had read the reviews on this particular cauliflower because out of twenty plants not one produced a head. The plant itself grew very tall and just kept putting out leaves. So disappointed, I was looking forward to purple colored cauliflower heads. What a waste of garden space and water. I will never grow this type of cauliflower again.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? No

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By Deb 3 Sep 2013

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