Brassica oleracea 'All The Year Round'
Cauliflower 'All The Year Round'
Brassica oleracea Cauliflower 'All The Year Round' is a very useful, very white, dwarf variety that can be sown and harvested at most of the Brassica oleracea Cauliflower harvesting periods of the year. It produces very large, tight heads and is one of the easiest to grow as well. A very useful Brassica oleracea Cauliflower for frame culture and successional sowings. Prefers a moist, rich well drained soil for optimum heads.
|Botanical name||Brassica oleracea|
|Common name||Cauliflower 'All The Year Round'|
|Plant type||Vegetable Seeds|
|Season of interest||Summer, Autumn, Winter|
|Time to maturity||1 - 2 years|
|Ultimate height||0.1m - 0.5m|
|Ultimate spread||0.1m - 0.5m|
|Useful/additional information||Sow seeds February to May, or October overwintered in coldframes. Sow in individual pots or a seed tray of good seed compost and cover with 6mm (¼in) of compost or vermiculite, at a minimum of 15C (60F), until germination which takes around 7 days. Alternatively, can be sown thinly in a prepared seed bed 13mm (½in) deep, allowing 30cm (12in) between rows. Transplant seedlings when large enough to handle into larger pots, or transplant from the seed bed around 5 weeks from sowing. Allow 25cm (1in) between plants each way for 'baby heads', or 60cm (24in) each way for larger heads.Water cauliflowers regularly and do not allow them to dry out as this may impair their development. Hoe between plants regularly to prevent weeds from establishing and bring insect larvae to the surface. Cauliflower 'All The Year Round' can be harvested from spring through to Autumn from successional sowings, as the curds mature, and while they are still tight and firm. Culinary note: Cauliflowers freeze well.|