Old Country Acres Niagara
Snowball Cauliflower, Self-Blanching - Certified Organic
(65 days). Until the 1880's, Peter Henderson wrote, all the worthwhile cauliflower seed was imported, as the general wisdom was that cauliflower could not be grown well for seed in the U.S. Henderson took that as a challenge, and in 1880 released 'Early Snowball'. This dependable heirloom has been the market standard ever since. Termed "self-blanching" because its leaves will curl over the head in cool weather, keeping the curds white, it saves the work of tying until the heads are 6" wide. Thriving in cool weather, it produces 8-9" heads very early. Writing in "Gardening for Profit" in 1886, Henderson wrote that it was ready for market fully one week before any other variety.