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Brassica oleracea var. botrytis 'Snowball'

Family: Brassicaceae (brass-ih-KAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Brassica (BRAS-ee-ka) (Info)
Species: oleracea var. botrytis
Cultivar: Snowball

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12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

12-15 in. (30-38 cm)

Not Applicable

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

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Bloom Color:
Bright Yellow

Bloom Time:


Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
From seed; sow indoors before last frost
From seed; direct sow after last frost

Seed Collecting:
Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds

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1 positive
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive Farmerdill On Dec 11, 2003, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

Snowball (there are several strains) is an early (65 days) open pollinated cauliflower. Heading is more erratic in time and size than the hybrid cultivars, nor does it tolerate stress very well. Other than the late season "Purple" cauliflower it is the best OP that I have tried. Like all white cauliflower the heads must be covered when forming.(pull the leaves together and put a rubber band on them.) Relatively easy to grow in the early spring as they will not tolerate hot weather.


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Augusta, Georgia
Bethelridge, Kentucky
Radford, Virginia
Troy, Virginia

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