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Cauliflower, Early Snowball Cauliflower Seeds

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Snowball Cauliflower

Early Snowball cauliflower was introduced to the general public in the late 1800s, this heirloom variety of cauliflower has become a favorite for many gardeners here in the US thanks to its ability to mature quickly and produce firm, uniform “heads.” Early Snowball cauliflower tends to grow leaves over the top of the head which protect it from the sun and help maintain its pure white color making it a self-blanching plant. 

  • Non-Gmo, Heirloom
  • Botanical Name - Brassica oleracea var. botrytis
  • Zone: 4a-10b
  • Days to Maturity: 60-85 Days
  • Height: Mound
  • Fruit Color: White
  • Treated: No
  • Germination Time: 8-10 Days 
  • Breed: Heirloom, Open Pollinated
  • Germination Rate: 85%
  • Lifecycle: Annual/Biennial
  • Sunlight: Full Sun
  • Watering: Average
  • Sow Method: Direct Sow or Transplant
  • Plant Spacing: 18-24 inch
  •  Sow Depth: 1/4 inch
  • Row Spacing: 12-36 inch
  • Season of Interest: All

     Sow Indoors: 4 to 6 weeks before average last frost date. For fall crop, 12 to 16 weeks before average first frost date. In mild climates, sow in fall for harvest in late winter and early spring.
    Sow Outdoors: 1 to 2 weeks before average last frost. For fall crop, 10 to 12 weeks before first fall frost. In USDA Zone 8 or warmer, sow in early fall for winter harvest

    Did you know... During the reign of King Louis the XIV, cauliflower was considered an exotic delicacy and reserved only for nobility.

    CLASSIFICATION: Open Pollinated, Heirloom, Non-Gmo

    Open pollinated means this plants flowers are fertilized by bees, moths, birds, bats, and even the wind or rain. The seed that forms produces the same plant the following year. 

    All heirlooms are open pollinated, but not all open pollinated plants are heirlooms. Only a small fraction of the plant world is considered heirloom.

    This variety has a history of being passed down within communities and families as early as the 1700's, similar to the generational sharing of items like jewelry or furniture. 


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    • Beets
    • Brussels sprout
    • Celery
    • Chard
    • Sage
    • Spinach
    • Beans
    • Oregano 


    • Nasturtium
    • Radishes
    • Potatoes
    • Tomato
    • Hot Pepper
    • Strawberry

    Nutritional Value & Health Benefits

    Cauliflower is an excellent source of fiber and vitamin C to strengthen the immune system and reduce inflammation. The florets also contain vitamin K to assist in faster wound healing, folate to develop red blood cells, vitamin B6 to maintain a healthy metabolism, and provides lower amounts of potassium, magnesium, and phosphorus.

    MEDICINAL: Like other members of the brassica family, cauliflower has been linked to the prevention of certain cancers, such as prostate, thanks to its content of the compound curcumin. Cauliflower has also been attributed with helping detox the body due to its glucosinolates, which can activate detoxification.