Cauliflower: Green Macerata
Name: Cauliflower 'Green Macerata'
Green Macerata is a medium sized, Italian variety of cauliflower that has lime green heads rather than the 'usual' white. Attractive and easy to grow, this variety is just as good eaten raw and cooked.
It is vigorous and doesn't disappoint.
When to sow: Mid to late summer. Sow into punnets or trays and transplant when they are big enough to handle easily.
Plant Type: In the cabbage family. Biennial.
Uses: Steam, bake with cheese, there are heaps of cauliflower recipes online.
Growing Conditions: Good, well manured soil. Water regularly when it is dry.
Pests and Diseases: White butterflies are the worst. netting is advised, at least until the weather cools down in autumn.
Special Qualities: Colour
Seeds: 200 minimum in a packet