Cheddar is a medium-sized cauliflower with bright orange heads.

Cheddar Cauliflower

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.

Maturity65 - 75 days
Height18" (46 cm)
Spacing18" (46 cm)
LightFull sun
SoilWell-draining, hummus-rich soil
pH Range6.0 to 6.8
WateringKeep soil evenly moist
FertilizingFertilize moderately
Nutrients RequiredNitrogen=moderate to high; Phosphorus=high; Potassium=high

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