70 days — 'Igloo' is a late season variety that is excellent fresh, but was developed for freezing or processing. Its heads are heavy, bright white, about seven inches across, and protected from sun and frost by its dense, upright foliage, also known as the "wrapper leaves."
'Igloo' was bred and introduced sometime prior to the 1980s by the now defunct seed company, Sunseeds. Each packet contains 0.5 gram, which is approximately 120 to 140 seeds.
Days to germination – 5 to 20
Days to harvest – 70 days
Best results will be had if you start your plants indoors in mid-March to May. Soil temperature should be about 70ºF for germination. Plant ¼ inch deep in potting mix. Keep seedling moist and feed them.
Transplant out at six weeks after danger of frost has past. They like soil loaded with organic matter a pH of about 6.5. Avoid providing too much nitrogen.
Use insect controls as you would for other cole (Brassica family) plants in your area.
A late season variety for freezing or processing. The heads are heavy, about seven inches across, and protected from frost my dense, upright foliage. References:
- "Vegetable Cultivar Descriptions for North America," Cauliflower, Lists 1-26 Combined, Edited by Mark W. Farnham, USDA/ARS Vegetable Laboratory, Charleston, South Carolina.
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