I am eagerly awaiting my first purple cauliflower.
This is the first time I have attempted a purple cauli. I have grown white cauli for several years with mixed results. This year I couldn't resist the purple variety. I raised them from seed in February and it is just now that the first one is big enough to admire - still a while to picking time.
Just ten days or so ago this very cauli looked like this. They do start off looking white with a purplish tinge and as they mature the purple intensifies.
There is only a hint of the purple on the very edge of the leaves.
Caulis are generally tricky to grow and to get a head that in any way resembles the kind of heads one might buy from the greengrocers. I am not sure that the purple variety is any different. Still this one is looking pretty fantastic as it is. Let's see if it develops some size.I will report on it's performance.
As I haven't harvested any of these yet, I can't tell you if they stay purple on cooking. I hope they do.
I am contributing this to Liz's Saturday Spotlight.
May all your caulis grow and form tight white or purple curds!