Cauliflower
Brassica oleracea var. botrytis 'Montana'

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

Category:

Vegetables

Height:

12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

Spacing:

12-15 in. (30-38 cm)

Hardiness:

Not Applicable

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

Bright Yellow

Bloom Time:

N/A

Foliage:

Herbaceous

Veined

Other details:

Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings

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:

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

Regional

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

Augusta, Georgia

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On May 7, 2005, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

A 50 day hybrid. Heads are white and average 6 inches. This is my first trial of this cultivar and it has been a very late spring. All of my brassicas are way behind schedule. It has been the first to show a head, but very small thus far. Have several heads now, but all are small and inferior to Majestic. It is very early, coming ahead of the broccoli, but the plants are small and not overly vigourous.