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  • Purple of Sicily Cauliflower
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  • Purple of Sicily Cauliflower
  • purple 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: 20
Easy to Grow 3.0
EarlyMaturity 2.0

70.0% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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0 out of 1 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

0 out of 0 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

2 out of 2 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Dr. Livingseed
Location:
Atchison, KS
Date:
August 5, 2014
          5.0
 
1st timer
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 4.0
 

What are the pros? Color, flavor, heat tolerance

What are the cons? Absolutely nothing!

Review:

I decided to let the small, spreading heads go in June and I took the rubber bands off the leaves. Going into July, in mid-80 degree heat, the heads tightened back up and doubled in size. I gave them plenty of water and figured I would see what it would be like for them to go to seed, but instead, I ended up with large, vibrant heads of cauliflower. I started from seed in February and planted around the 1st or 2nd week in April. The dogs had dug them up a few times, but I just kept putting them back in the soil and watering. We also had a nice little hail storm. This was my first time growing cauliflower and I will do it every year now. It seemed like no matter what happened to set me up to fail, these unbelievably robust plants just kept getting stronger! Beautiful, thick, and violet stalks on the established seedlings. If you can't get these going, then try selling vacations over the phone!

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No

4 out of 4 people found the following review helpful:

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

Was this review helpful? Yes  No

3 out of 3 people found the following review helpful:

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

Was this review helpful? Yes  No
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