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Cauliflower – Growers' Guide

Cauliflower' Guide

Cauliflower

Season
Can grow all year in highlands, Best winter temperature (15.5-18 C).

Soil
Loam,clay, clay loam, good irrigation, pH 6.0-6.8 To plough the soil with dry sun 7-10 days To plough the soil deep 20-25 cm. Additional manure rate 1.5-2.0 ton/rai + fertilizer 15-15-15 or13-13-21 rate 30-40 Kg./Rai soil to cover up plot wide 100 cm. high 25-30 cm., Use straw or plastic to cover up step end.

Agriculture
Transplant sprout 20-25 days, open water in to plot, planted space 35-45 x 35-45 cm. (2 row / plot)

Fertilizer
1. with plough fertilizer 15-15-15 or13-13-21 rate 30-40 Kg./Rai
2. After transplant 7-10 days formula 21-0-0 rate 20-25 Kg./rai
3. After transplant 25-30 days formula 15-15-15 rate 20-25 Kg.

Disease Important
1. Downy Mildew 2. Black Heart 3. Black Rot 4. Damping off 5. Bacterial Soft Rot.
Insect Important: Worm

Maturity
45-50 days after transplant

CAULIFLOWER FACTS: (Brassica oleracea, Botrytis group), form of cabbage (q.v.), of the mustard family (Brassicaceae), consisting of a compact terminal mass of greatly thickened, modified, and partially developed flower structures, together with their subtending fleshy stalks.
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