Not all cauliflowers are created equal.
There are many varieties of color available, as well as some variants in the shape of the mature head.
|Name||Color||F1 or HL||Notes|
|Snow Crown||White||F1||Very early summer or fall type.|
|Graffiti||Purple||F1||Longer to mature but grows large heads with great color.|
|Green Macereta||Apple Green||HL||Early Italian variety|
|Snowball Self-Blanching||White||HL||Standard variety that you do not need to pull the leaves over to get a nice color.|
|Purple of Sicily||Purple w/ White||HL||Turns green when cooked.|
|Romanesco||Lime Green||HL||Interesting variety with a spiraled curd.|
|Cheddar||Orange||F1||Higher in Vitamin A the color brightens when cooked.|
-Graffiti seeds are becoming scarce and expensive.
-There is also a brown variety of cauliflower, but we could not find anything more than that it is an Italian variety.
-HL includes open pollinated and heirloom.
-Purple varieties have more antioxidants.
Information sources: Personal experience, seed packets, Johnny’s Select Seeds, Baker Creek Seeds, Wikipedia.