Single Packet of 200 Seeds
Snowball cauliflower is not only an excellent source of fiber and vitamins, but it is a garden staple as well. It is easy to grow in the cooler months, when other crops have already been harvested and are off to the market. Snowball cauliflower is a hardy plant, a low low-calorie superfood and is also easy to manage. This is a classic American plant that has been known to exist here for about 200 years, however only within the last couple of decades has it become a culinary staple.
It was introduced in America during the 1940's and has continued to be a world-wide favorite ever since. The compact heads are usually harvested at 6 to 8 inches, displaying snow white heads with tightly packed florets. Snowball Y Improved will freeze well making it a top choice as a storable crop.
The Snowball variety of cauliflower is in fact known for its versatility, being used for Spring, Autumn and early Winter production. A word of caution: this plant is a Brassica, and will attract a variety of pests, including pigeons, and certain breeds of moths. A good preventive measure for this breed is to plant under a screen or mesh, eliminating the need for too many insecticides.
These plants make an excellent choice for those on restricted diets. Due to their culinary versatility raw foodists have used cauliflower as a replacement for cooked grains and high carbohydrate foods such as rice and potatoes. The taste of snowball cauliflower goes well with all sorts of foods as it is mild and not as distinct as other varieties such as Purple Sicily.