Single Packet of 100 Seeds
Purple Sicily Cauliflower grows in the cooler seasons as a biennial cruciferous vegetable. By its scientific name, Brassica oleracea var. botrytis, it is known to belong to the plant order Capparales. Unlike white cauliflower, this cauliflower's color comes from the antioxidant anthocyanin, which is also present in red cabbage.
These are a culinary delight, and the heads cook to bright green. While the insect-resistant varieties tend to be easier to grow than many white varieties; all varieteies are rich in minerals and look beautiful in any vegetable garden bed. These crops display lush violet shades on the outside florets, but stems remain mundane at the core of the vegetable, retaining a cream color.
Although one wouldn't know by the color, Purple Sicily is a treat to eat and all parts (floret, stalk and leaves) are edible. While the stems and trunk are harder, the florets have a unique flavor. Overall, this cauliflower has a flavor that is milder, sweeter, nuttier and less bitter than that of the white cauliflower.
Cauliflower is rich in vitamin C. It only takes about a half cup of florets to get nearly half of the daily requirement for vitamin C intake. It also packs a fair nutritional punch on the side of fiber, vitamin A, calcium and potassium in addition to many other minerals. These all work with Vitamin C to boost the immune system. As a cruciferous vegetable, there are also high levels of cancer-fighting phytochemical's know as glucosinolates made bio available within this plant.