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Cauliflower 'White Step' F1 Hybrid (Autumn)

Brassica oleracea (Botrytis Group)

Half-hardy Annual

A compact cauliflower that's ideal for small gardens! Cauliflower 'White Step' produces solid, pure white curds which measure around 10cm (4") in diameter - a perfect 2-portion size. With good heat tolerance, these cauliflower plants transplant well in the summer, for harvesting from September onwards. With closer spacing, Cauliflower 'White Step' produces smaller heads which are ideal for a one-person serving. Height: 30cm (12"). Spread: 45cm (18").


Companion planting: Try growing cauliflowers with Nasturtiums to draw cabbage white butterflies away from your crop, and mint to help deter flea beetles.


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Companion Planting

Ideal For:
kitchen garden
Sowing Months:
April, May, June
Position:
full sun
    • 1 packet (30 cauliflower seeds)

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Sow Cauliflower seed from April to June. Direct sow outdoors into a well prepared seedbed, for transplanting to their final positions later on. Sow at a depth of 1cm (½") and distance of 30cm (12") between rows. Cauliflower plants can be transplanted to their final positions approximately 5 weeks from sowing.


Alternatively sow Cauliflower seed indoors at a depth of 1cm (½") in trays of free-draining, seed sowing compost and cover with a sprinkling of vermiculite. Place in a propagator or seal container inside a plastic bag at a temperature of 21C (70F) until after germination which takes 4 -7 days. Transplant seedlings into 7.5cm (3") pots and grow Cauliflower plants on in cooler conditions until all risk of frost has passed and plants are large enough to be transplanted outdoors.


Gradually acclimatise Cauliflower plants to outdoor conditions over 7 - 10 days before planting in a sheltered position on firm, rich fertile, well drained soil in full sun. Prepare the soil in early spring by adding plenty of well rotted farmyard manure to the soil to improve its structure and fertility. Apply lime to acid soils to reduce the acidity and lessen the risk of clubroot. Plant cauliflowers at a distance of 25cm (10") between plants each way for 'baby heads', and 60cm (24") apart for larger heads. Cover with a protective netting or fleece to prevent attack from birds and insects. Water the plants thoroughly after planting.

Water cauliflowers regularly and do not allow them to dry out as this may impair their development. Hoe between plants regularly to prevent weeds from establishing and bring insect larvae to the surface. Autumn cauliflowers can be harvested from late September when the curds are fully matured, and while they are still tight and firm. Culinary note: Cauliflowers freeze well.
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Reviews
  1. Excellent cauliflower

    By Stephen Flitton 19-10-2016

    This is the first time I've grown these and I can report that the curds are beautifully produced and grow within a few days after appearing. They are wonderfully tight and retain the lovely white colour, and they taste delicious They seem to be a bit bigger than I expected but I can recommend this variety. Will definitely grow again.

    Ryan
    19-10-2016

    Thank you very much for your review. I am glad that you have been happy with your purchase. I hope we can continue to be of service to you in the future.

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