Types of Cauliflower
Open Pollinated: Turns white on it’s own without wrapping the head with outer leaves of plant and tying.
White: Most common variety; easy to find in produce sections of the store. Produces all white heads.
Purple: All purple heads are mild in taste, typically turning green after cooking.
Orange: Produces orange heads full of beta carotene. This type is sometimes called Cheddar cauliflower.
Broccoflower or Green: Produces green heads. This type is a cross between broccoli and cauliflower.
Varieties of Cauliflower Best for the North
Orange Cauliflower Varieties
Cheddar Hybrid: Newer variety. Produces 4-7” domed heads orange in color. Full of beta carotene. Easy to grow. One of the best hybrid varieties for the north. 68 days from transplants.
White Cauliflower Varieties
|Candid Charm Hybrid|
Snow Crown Hybrid: Vigorous variety. Produces 2 lb. heads 7-8” in diameter. Easy to grow. 55 days from transplants.
Freemont: Adaptable variety. Produces white heads uniform in size. Self-blanching. 62 days from transplants.
Candid Charm Hybrid: High-yielding variety. Produces dense heads and thick wrapper leaves for extra protection. Very flavorful. 65 days from transplants.
Snowball Y Improved: Short season variety. Produces 6” heads surrounded by curled leaves. 65 days from transplants.
Bishop: Adaptable variety. Produces uniform heads with leaves that are self covering. Strong and vigorous plants. 65 days from transplants.