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4-H Horticulture Judging Contest

Beth Hinshaw
Extension Speclaist, SE
4-H Youth Development
K-State Research & Extension




Scientific Name: Brassica oleracea

Category: Vegetables and Herbs

Cauliflower is a cole crop, and is a close relative of cabbage and broccoli. However, cauliflower takes longer to develop and is not as cold hardy as cabbage and broccoli. It is also fairly intolerant of summer heat and drought. The cauliflower "head" is a cluster of immature flower buds.

 Cauliflower Heads

Cauliflower Heads

 Cauliflower plants

Cauliflower Heads