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Cauliflower 'Snowball'

Brassica oleraceae var. botrytis 'Snowball'

Full Sun
Moderate care
Frequent watering
Half-hardy

10a

USDA zone

-1°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

50cm

Max

50cm

30cm

Min

30cm

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has no fragrance

Cauliflower 'Snowball' Overview

'Snowball' is a popular cauliflower cultivar that produces compact ivory-white flower heads which are a healthy addition to any dinner table, enjoyed steamed, boiled or raw. While sensitive to extreme weathers, and moderately difficult to maintain, if you have a medium-sized or large garden, cauliflower is well worth the effort. Cauliflowers will easily 'bolt' or go into flower if the temperature is extreme - rather plant them during summer to maximise germination and allow a cool winter to form the head.

Common problems with Cauliflower 'Snowball'

Pests include cabbageworms, aphids and harlequin bugs. Diseases include clubroot and black rot.

Cauliflower 'Snowball' Companion Plants

Spinach, celery, onions, rosemary, sage, borage

How to harvest Cauliflower 'Snowball'

Harvest the flower heads 2-3 months after sowing the seeds, and once the heads are fully developed and compact.

How to propagate Cauliflower 'Snowball'

Seed

The seeds should be sowed during summer at a depth of 10 to 15 mm beneath the ground. They should be spaced at 70cm from one another. The time until germination is 10-14 days. B. 'Snowball' can also be sown in autumn to overwinter (undercover) for an early summer harvest. Plant out in spring.

Other uses of Cauliflower 'Snowball'

Culinary

Edible

Flowers heads form a compact head that is supergood!