Brassica oleracea var. botrytis
Cheddar is a medium-sized cauliflower variety that stands out with its bright yellow-orange heads. The 2 lb (900 grams), uniform heads will produce the best colour with more sun exposure and therefore require less wrapper protection than other varieties. Easy to grow.
This gourmet beauty has up to 25% more beta-carotene than standard white cauliflower varieties. Mild and sweet in flavour. Serve Cheddar fresh as a crudité or steamed to enjoy its natural vibrant colour. The brilliant orange hue will maintain even after cooking. Tip: add a few drops of lemon juice to the water to help maintain its bright colour.
To store, refrigerate unwashed cauliflower for about 5 days.
|Maturity||65 - 75 days|
|Height||18" (46 cm)|
|Spacing||18" (46 cm)|
|Soil||Well-draining, hummus-rich soil|
|pH Range||6.0 to 6.8|
|Watering||Keep soil evenly moist|
|Nutrients Required||Nitrogen=moderate to high; Phosphorus=high; Potassium=high|
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