Brassica oleracea var. botrytis 'Alverda'
Alverda Cauliflower fruit
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Height: 18 inches
Spacing: 18 inches
Hardiness Zone: (annual)
This gorgeous variety, producing light green medium sized heads are perfect for any sun loving garden; great tolerance to both warmer and cooler temperatures; beautiful florets are perfect for raw eating with dips or steamed to retain its pleasant flavor
Alverda Cauliflower is an annual vegetable plant that is typically grown for its edible qualities. The round green tightly-wrapped heads of foliage are typically harvested when mature. The heads have a pleasant taste and a crunchy texture.
The heads are most often used in the following ways:
- Fresh Eating
- Eating When Cooked/Prepared
Planting & Growing
Alverda Cauliflower will grow to be about 18 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 12 inches. When planted in rows, individual plants should be spaced approximately 18 inches apart. This fast-growing vegetable plant is an annual, which means that it will grow for one season in your garden and then die after producing a crop.
This plant is typically grown in a designated vegetable garden. It should only be grown in full sunlight. It does best in average to evenly moist conditions, but will not tolerate standing water. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America.