Cauliflower (Romanesco) Veronica F1 Hybrid. Cauliflower ‘Veronica’ is an RHS AGM Romanesco type producing attractive heads of individual florets with lovely spirals from late summer to early frosts, from successional plantings. The season can be extended by protecting the heads against frost with fleece.
Height: 45cm (18″). Spread: 60cm (24″)
March – June
August – November
How to sow
Sow Cauliflower seed from March to June. Direct sow outdoors into a well prepared seedbed, for transplanting to their final positions later on. Sow at a depth of 1cm (1/2″) 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 (1/2″) 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.
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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