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~ Seed for CAULIFLOWER ~
We are being as generous as possible with packet sizes -
we feel that commercial packets have become absurdly stingy in recent years.

But when to sow them?
Easy. It depends when you want them ready to eat:

To eat them in SPRING : Use a 'spring heading' type. Sow late spring to early summer, plant out mid to late summer, and harvest the following spring.
To eat them in EARLY SUMMER : Sow in autumn or midwinter under cover, plant out very early in spring. We find this too much trouble!
To eat them in LATE SUMMER or AUTUMN: Sow in spring, plant out late spring to mid-summer.


plant pictureSpecial Spring Mix
Cauliflowers are great, but you can be overwhelmed as they tend to suddenly come ready all at once. 

To fix this we have made this mix of three different spring varieties to give a longer harvesting period and avoid a glut. 

This packet contains a mix of the ever-popular “Tardif d‘Angers”, "Hatif d'Angers", and “Naples Early March” which will tend to head up at slightly different times -  ideal for those who want a good supply of cauliflowers from March into April. 

Sow in April/May for harvest from March onwards

Mix of three varieties for longer harvest period.

Order CfSS- 1g (about 250 seed) £


plant picture"All the Year Round" - General Purpose Cauliflower
This is a very useful variety as it can be grown several different ways:

- sow it repeatedly from February to May for successive harvest late Summer to Autumn. (Early sowings under cover of course)

- and then you can sow again under cover in October, so it overwinters to make heads the next Spring.

An unusually versatile variety!

Order CfYR - 1g (about 250 seed) £


plant picture"Autumn Giant" - Late Summer/Autumn Cauliflower
This is a great traditional cauliflower with really large dense white heads, ready in the autumn.

It is generally sown in spring - for harvest from the end of summer onwards into autumn.

A very reliable autumn cauliflower - can get really big!

Order CfAG - 1g (about 250 seed) £


plant picture

'Ottobrino' Autumn Romanesco

Most Romanesco cauliflowers are spring maturing but we have found this smaller variety that comes ready in the autumn, thus avoiding the need to overwinter it. It should not be planted too early in spring, or it may run straight to seed.

Autumn romanesco. Green. Sow in Spring, harvest October-November.

Order CfOT - 1g (about 200 seed) £


plant picture

Sicilia Violetta (Purple)

A purple cauliflower from Sicily. Sown in late spring, it matures in the autumn, ready around November. Definitely something different to try this year!

Autumn cauliflower. Purple.

Order CfSV - 1g (about 200 seed) £


Magic Mix of Cauliflowers NEW

If you’re wanting to try something a little different, then this might be just the packet.

We’ve mixed together seed of five different cauliflowers covering the whole range of colours - purple, greens, cream, white and even romanesco. Sow in spring for autumn harvest.

Colourful lucky dip. Note that although they are all spring sowing for summer/autumn harvest they will mature at different times, however this extends the harvest season to avoid a glut.

Order CfMX - 1g (about 200 seed) £



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Our Unique Guarantee:
We think these are the best seeds you can sow.
We will immediately refund or replace if you are in any way less than delighted with them, even including the flavour of the resulting crop!

Due to daft seed laws, some rare veg seeds can only be supplied to members of our Seed Club. But membership costs just one penny per annum. When we process your order, you will be charged
a penny for a year's Seed Club Membership. For more details see our terms and conditions.

Gardeners Should Save their Own Seed:
Because none of these seeds are hybrids,
you can save your own seed for future use: there's no need to buy new each year.

Saving your own is easy. You will get great seed, and great vegetables adapted to your local conditions.
Do have a go - read the seedsaving instructions we provide with every order, and also on this site.

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