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Brassica oleracea var. botrytis 'Snow Crown'

Family: Brassicaceae (brass-ih-KAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Brassica (BRAS-ee-ka) (Info)
Species: oleracea var. botrytis
Cultivar: Snow Crown
Hybridized by Takii; Year of Registration or Introduction: 1975

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

Seed Collecting:
N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

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2 positives
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Neutral vossner On Mar 19, 2013, vossner from Richmond, TX (Zone 9a) wrote:

I planted too late for my area. Then it got too warm, too fast, and crowns became overmature. Before I realized it, they were no longer nice and compact. Rating neutral b/c not happy with my experience growing it but not necessarily because it is a inferior plant. In fact, this variety is very popular in my area. Will just have to plant in Sept. rather than Nov.

Positive DAKOTA31400 On Mar 3, 2010, DAKOTA31400 from Petersburg, ND (Zone 3a) wrote:

Excellent Container Variety. For best flavor, do not tie the leaves...wait until a purple hue forms under the florets to harvest. Keep the soil evenly moist, do not let the soil dry. Use bone meal for a source of phosphorus. Apply a high nitrogen fertilizer when the head first begins to form. Yield is dependent on the number of leaves. Avoid removing ragged looking ones pre-maturely.

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

This is an AAA winner. It is very early (50 days) allowing those of us in the south to get the crop in before hot weather.Nice 6 -7 inch heads with uniform harvest and size. Much easier to get attractive heads than with OP Snowballs. Heads must be covered to avoid browning and greening.


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

Augusta, Georgia
Saint Simons Island, Georgia
Richmond, Texas
Radford, Virginia

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