Cauliflower Seeds - Di Jesi
- Seed Count: 100 Seeds
- Maturity Date: Approximately 70-85 days from planting
- Plant Type: Annual vegetable
- Variety: Cauliflower Di Jesi
- Ideal Soil pH: 6.0 to 7.0
- Growth Habit: Upright, with large heads
- Special Characteristics: Known for large, white heads and excellent flavor
- Usage: Ideal for cooking, steaming, roasting, and raw in salads
History: Cauliflower Di Jesi is a traditional variety that hails from the Jesi region of Italy. Renowned for its exquisite flavor and large, tender heads, this variety has been a staple in Italian cuisine for generations. It's cherished for its versatility in the kitchen and has been a go-to vegetable for Italian chefs and home cooks alike, who appreciate its delicate taste and texture.
Uses: Cauliflower Di Jesi is celebrated for its culinary flexibility. It can be cooked in various ways: steamed, roasted, or included in stir-fries. Its large, white heads break down into bite-sized florets that are perfect for adding to pasta dishes, soups, or as a side dish. This variety is also delicious when eaten raw, adding crunch and flavor to salads.
Growth Habit & Planting Instructions: Cauliflower Di Jesi prefers a sunny location and fertile, well-draining soil. Start seeds indoors about 4-6 weeks before the last frost date or sow directly in the garden after the danger of frost has passed. Plant seeds 1/4 inch deep and space them about 18-24 inches apart. This cauliflower variety requires consistent moisture and may benefit from a balanced fertilizer during the growing season. As the heads begin to form, blanch them by tying the leaves over the head to protect them from sunlight, preserving their white color.