After growing all last summer, then through the winter, these heads of cauliflower appeared the other day:
It’s truly one of the prettiest cole plants I grew this past year.
It looks similar to purple sprouting broccoli, that I have been reading about on several UK blogs, but I am quite certain this is another plant. Among other things this has one large main head, and few if any side shoots.
When cooked it turns green, tastes really nice and is a lot like broccoli.
The plants were really hardy. They survived the winter without problems. While my other cole plants had problems with root maggots, these didn’t seem to. No problems with birds or other animals. I’m sure I picked off a few caterpillars, but nothing unusual.
I planted 4 plants, and got 4 perfect heads of cauliflower. This almost never happens, and was a very pleasant surprise.