Brassica oleracea L. convar. botrytis (L.) Alef. var. botrytis (Brassicaceae) cv. Veronica F1
Cauliflower, similary as other Brassicaceae species, is a good source of glucosinolates - substances with antioxidant properties.
Botanical description and occurrence:
Cultivar 'Veronica F1' is a relatively late cultivar of Romanesco cauliflower type. It forms compact florets consisted of smaller florets with turriculate shape and light-green colour. This cultivar is recommended only for summer-autumn growing with vegetation period from planting to harvest in the range approximately 85 days.
Cauliflower is cool-season crop belonged to Brassicaceae family. It requires a middle-heavy soil, sufficient nutrient supply (mainly nitrogen) and irrigation (2-3 times per week) during vegetation period. Spacing suitable for growing of later cauliflower cultivars (including cv. Veronica F1) is 0.5 x 0.5 m.
Why to have the plant in your garden:
This cultivar is required for food decoration due to the atypical and interesting turriculate shape and light-green colour of florets. It is excellent in raw or cooked form and it boasts a milder, sweeter flavor than typical white cauliflower.
Dr. Miroslav Šlosár, SUA, Nitra, Slovak Republic
Dr. Ivana Mezeyová, SUA, Nitra, Slovak Republic