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Cauliflower Neckarperle [Brassica oleracea var. botrytis]

Cauliflower Neckarperle [Brassica oleracea var. botrytis]

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Tips to reduce water requirements

We recommend mulching the beds
Experience has shown that by covering the floor with hay or straw, evaporation can be reduced by 80%. If you keep the beds evenly moist, an optimal humid microclimate will be created under the mulch. This not only promotes the growth of plants, but also enormously reduces water consumption. On our farm we only water every 2-3 days and irrigate a 200 m2 cultivation area in the Algarve in Portugal with 500l of water. Our beds are always moist, which promotes plant growth and harvest quality.

It is also advisable to keep the beds moist at all times, even if the bed is not used for a certain period of time
The desiccation of the soil leads to a huge decline in micro-and macro-organisms in the soil, resulting in a barren soil over time. Tests have shown that the water content in the entire bed with full-scale irrigation remains longer than if watering is only carried out selectively. Due to the small volume of the poured surfaces, in contrast to the large dry volume, they dry out faster than if the entire volume of the bed is filled with moisture. Similar to heating in an apartment.

Maintaining an energy level always requires less energy than having to achieve it again and again.

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Portugal (with the Azores and Madeira Islands)
Envelope or package up to 500g = € 3.50
2 kg Bus Package = 8 €
Package over 2 kg = 16 €

Europe Shipping
Envelope up to 100g = 7 €
500g Bus Package = 9,50 €
1kg Bus Package = 14 €
2kg Bus Package = 20 €
Package over 2kg = 40 €

USA Shipping
Envelope up to 100g = € 7.50
500g Bus Package = 15,50 €
1 kg Bus Package = 24 €
2 kg Bus Package = 33,50 €
Package over 2 kg = 67 €

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The cauliflower 'Neckarperle' is a biennial, old and traditional cauliflower plant from southern Greece/Crete, for spring and autumn cultivation. Cauliflower originally comes from Asia Minor and was already in the 6th century. Century mentioned, from where he was in the 16th century. Century spread across Italy throughout Europe. The frost-hardy early variety Neckarperle develops highly arched, fine-grained and pure white heads with strong foliage. The taste is excellent, tender-favorite cauliflower-like. Not suitable for harvesting in mid-summer.

General information
Plant family: Brassicaceae
Life Cycle: Biennial
Days to harvest: 70 days
Plant height approx.: 60 cm
Root Type: Deep Root
Nutrient requirements: Strong Eaters
Water Requirements: High
Winter hardiness: Up to-10 °C
Location: Sunny to partially shaded
Floor: Permeable, moist, loamy, humus, nutrient-rich, calcareous

PH: 6 to 7

Sowing and planting information
Germ Type: Dark germ
Seed Depth: 0.5-1 cm
Optimal germination temperature: 15-20 °C
Germination time: 7-14 days
Planting, row spacing: 50x50 cm

Optimal mixed culture: Basil, marigold, marigold, marigold, marigold, rosemary, soy, beans, peas
Unfavorable mixed culture: Kohlrabi, onion, garlic, mustard, radish, radish, other types of cabbage

Subtropic climate (Mediterranean) (e. g. B. Portugal, Spain, Italy)
From February after the last frosts, sow directly into the open air. We recommend pre-cultivation in small bowls from January to August.

Moderate climate (e. g. B. Germany, Switzerland, Poland)
Sow directly into the frost-free open air from April to June. We recommend pre-cultivation in small bowls from February to April.

We always recommend pre-culture for cabbage, for this purpose let the seedlings grow in a small bowl up to the first visible cabbage leaves, then pik into the desired container. After peckering, let the seedlings grow at moderate temperatures until they are planted out as seedlings. The planting of the seedlings in the bed is carried out from the 2nd Pair of leaves after the cotyledders.
Cauliflower plants prefer a sunny to partially shaded and sheltered location with sufficient water and nutrient-rich, humus-rich clay soil. Prepare the soil for cauliflower with deposited animal manure. Avoid waterlogging.

Additional tips
Too much sunlight reduces the quality of the harvest, as a remedy, simply bend the outer cabbage leaves inwards to cover the head. Harvesting is carried out before flowering, with the desired size and firmness of the heads. A break of at least three years must be made between two cultivation phases in order to prevent an imbalance of the microbes in the soil. To prevent the laying of eggs from cabbage flies, we recommend the use of vegetable protection nets. In order to quickly obtain a fine, crumbly and well-drained soil, an additional incorporation of biochar and primeval rock flour is recommended.

Type of propagation
Spread occurs via seeds.

Care Plants
In severe frost, cover cauliflower heads of plants. The bed in which cauliflower plants grow must always be kept evenly moist, fluctuations reduce the quality and the crop yield. Cauliflower needs a lot of nutrients, if these are not available enough, it makes sense to fertilize with plant manure. The fertilization should be stopped shortly before the harvest so that the plants are not too contaminated with nitrate. M It animal manure prepared beds and planting in mixed culture, replaces additional fertilization.

Germination ability of seeds: 3-4 years

Other Names
Botanical names: Brassica oleracea var. botrytis
English Names: Cauliflower
German names: Blumenkohl, Karfiol, Käsekohl, Blütenkohl, Traubenkohl, Minarett-Kohl, Italienischer Kohl
Portuguese names: Couve-flor
Spanish Names: Coliflor
French names: Chou-fleur

  • Made in harmony with nature
  • All seeds and seedlings are genetically stable for further propagation
  • Our seeds are always checked for germination at regular intervals
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