Unlike Rosalind, which straddles the line between cauliflower and broccoli, Graffiti is most definitely a cauliflower. Sow Graffiti cauliflower seeds early in the spring for summer harvest, or rely on it more for fall harvest. In intense purple colour of its densely packed curds fades a little when cooked, but it looks ravishing when served raw with a dip. And its simple novelty goes a long way on market tables or in CSA boxes. The plants are vigorous and upright, but benefit from regular feeding and ample moisture through the growing season. Use lightweight row cover in summer to protect plants from cabbage moth caterpillars. Winner of the RHS Award of Garden Merit.
Matures in 80 days. (Hybrid seeds)
A fresh, home-grown crown of cauliflower is a thing of beauty – crisp, nutritious, and intensely flavourful. Among the Brassicas, it is mild in flavour and surprisingly versatile in the kitchen. Continue reading for some tips on how to grow cauliflower from seed.