Cauliflower: Brassica oleracea (Botrytis Group) 'Snow King'
Botanical name: Brassica oleracea (Botrytis Group) 'Snow King'
Common name: Snow King cauliflower
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Earliest of all. Solid white heads. All-America Selections Winner. The outstanding feature of this hybrid cauliflower is its extreme earliness, making fine pure white heads in 55 to 60 days after setting out the plants. Plants make erect, vigorous growth, large leaves protect the head; uniformity characteristic of good hybrid. Heads are 7 to 8 inches in diameter, 5 inches thick, solid, well-rounded and very firm. In areas where maximum summer daytime temperatures average 75F degrees or less, cauliflower can be grown as both a spring and fall crop. In warmer zones where winter temperatures rarely fall below 30F degrees, it is best sown in late summer for a winter crop. Days to maturity: 60. -- edited by dtd pbcouchman
Brassica oleracea is native to western Europe.