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Q.Open Cauliflower Heads With Purple Coloring

Anonymous added on July 16, 2011 | Answered

Some of my cauliflower heads, even as small as 1-2 inches, are showing signs of openess but the stems, etc. are a purple color. We’ve had weeks of high humidity and temps. I know these crops are cool weather crops, but I’ve had success with a summer crop in the past. I have tied the leaves to blanch and it doesn’t seem to matter. I’m in New Hampshire, so the season is usually fickle. What do I need to do?

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Answered on July 17, 2011

The purplish stems are okay. The hot weather is more likely the culprit. Sometimes you do everything right and it still comes out wrong.

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