Needs less wrapper protection, thanks to that rich, deep purple
Days to Maturity: 80 from transplant
Easily the darkest and “truest” of the purple cauliflowers, Graffiti is here to brighten the plate and jazz up the vegetable patch. This widely adapted, vigorous variety sets large heads of deep purple that keep their color even after cooking (reaching a shade of mauve). Perfect for coastal climates, the far north, and the humidity-laden south and southwest, it’s both a gourmet selection and a tried-and-true dependable performer in the garden.
These heavy, well-packed heads intensify their shade of violet with exposure to sun, and need less wrapper protection than most others. They make a splendid fall crop, but are also suitable for spring. Highly resistant to downy mildew, they can withstand rainy and humid climates far easier than older varieties. They just look spectacular!
Feel free to steam, saut??, or lightly boil Graffiti—it may become a bit less intense, but won’t lose its essential purple hues. To keep the color even stronger, add a dollop of lemon juice or vinegar to the pot before cooking.
(P)Pkt of 20 seeds
Species:oleracea var. botrytis
Item Form:(P)?Pkt of 20 seeds
Days to Maturity:80
Seeds Per Pack:20
Additional Characteristics:Cool Season,?Easy Care Plants,?Edible
Foliage Color:Blue Green
Harvest Season:Early Fall,?Late Fall,?Late Spring,?Mid Fall,?Mid Spring
Light Requirements:Full Sun
Moisture Requirements:Moist,? well-drained
Resistance:Cold Hardy,?Downy Mildew
Soil Tolerance:Normal,? loamy,?Sandy