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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: 25
Easy to Grow 3.0
EarlyMaturity 2.0

72.0% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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1 out of 1 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Blessed
Location:
walla walla, WA, United States
Date:
July 21, 2015
          5.0
 
thankful
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 0.0
 

What are the pros? water

What are the cons? chickens scratching around it

Review:

Every year we introduce another veggie to our families palate. This year was cauliflower. Having all girls they fought over who was able to eat more. Just because it was a beautiful purple:).

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No

7 out of 7 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
From Bennett Colorado
Location:
Bennett, CO, United States
Date:
April 18, 2015
          5.0
 
From Bennett Colorado
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 4.0
 

What are the pros? Bugs don't like, great flavor

What are the cons? None

Review:

I grew this and a typical white headed cauliflower at the same time, these sprouted faster and grew well without bug infestation. We grow without chemicals and since I had no row cover for bug protection, these purple heads were left alone while the bugs feasted on my white headed cauliflower and other brassicas (except for the purple cabbage, bugs don't seem to like purple.) Cabbages don't like the full heat of summer so start early in the season to get them to head up before the harsh heat sets in, or plant where they will be in shade during the heat of the day. I started mine indoors and transferred them outside when the harsh of winter was past. All planted gave lovely purple bug-free heads. These also stored well in the fridge for several weeks as we worked through eating them.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No

7 out of 7 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

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6 out of 6 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

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36 out of 37 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
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