Botanical Name: Brassica oleracea (botrytis group) 'Snow Crown'; Family: Brassicaceae (Mustard Family)
Height: 18 inches.
Spacing: 18 - 24 inches.
Depth: 1/4 - 1/2 inch.
Spread: 15 - 18 inches.
Sun/Shade: Full sun.
Foliage: Green foliage.
Days To Maturity: 55 days.
Soil Requirements: Deep, rich, well-drained soil.
Growth Rate: Medium growth rate.
Seed Count: Approximately 75 seeds per packet.
Size: 7 - 8 inches.
Comments: Snow Crown's vigor and rapid growth produces large, fully-domed curds with a mild and sweet flavor. One of the earliest of all thel cauliflowers. Long wrappers provide excellent protection. Good for Fall and Spring planting. Heads are 7 - 8 inches across of snow-white quality and weigh approximately 2 pounds. Holds well in the field for longer harvesting and maintains it's fine eating flavor. Tolerant to mildew.
Choose Snow Crown Hybrid Cauliflower plants for a nutritious addition to your family's diet; they're packed with vitamins C and K as well as folate. The bright white, fully domed cauliflower curds take 55 days to mature, and the long green wrappers protect the vegetable from over-exposure to the sun. The 2-pound, 7- to 8-inch heads have a mild, sweet flavor that appeals to even the pickiest eater.
Brassica oleracea 'Snow Crown' does well in hardiness zones 3 to 9. Plant cauliflower seeds in spring and fall; they grow best in cooler weather. When sowing, plant your cauliflower seeds about 1/4- to 1/2-inch deep and 18 to 24 inches apart. These easy-to-grow annual vegetables prefer rich, well-drained soil, and need full sun to thrive. Snow Crown is tolerant to mildew and has a long harvest. You can even delay harvesting; they retain their flavor when left in the ground.
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