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cauliflower

(kô`lĭflou'ər, käl`ĭ–), variety of cabbagecabbage,
leafy garden vegetable of many widely dissimilar varieties, all probably descended from the wild, or sea, cabbage (Brassica oleracea) of the family Cruciferae (or Brassicaceae; mustard family), found on the coasts of Europe.
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, with an edible head of condensed flowers and flower stems. Broccoli is the horticultural variety (botrytis); both were cultivated in Roman times. Cauliflower is classified in the division MagnoliophytaMagnoliophyta
, division of the plant kingdom consisting of those organisms commonly called the flowering plants, or angiosperms. The angiosperms have leaves, stems, and roots, and vascular, or conducting, tissue (xylem and phloem).
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, class Magnoliopsida, order Capparales (or Brassicales), family Cruciferae (or Brassicaceae).

cauliflower

[′kȯl·ə‚flau̇·ər]
(botany)
Brassica oleracea var. botrytis. A biennial crucifer of the order Capparales grown for its edible white head or curd, which is a tight mass of flower stalks.

cauliflower

1. a variety of cabbage, Brassica oleracea botrytis, having a large edible head of crowded white flowers on a very short thick stem
2. the flower head of this plant, used as a vegetable
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Market Committee Inspector Muhamad Riaz said that the late rains damaged crops of cauliflowers and brinjal, thus impacting their market arrivals.
You do this by bending the inner leaves over the curd and tying them with string, or by pegging them together to secure them in place to keep the cauliflower white and delay the time when the flowers will open up.
You do this by bending the inner leaves over the curd and tying them with string, or by pegging them together to secure them to keep the cauliflower white and delay the time when the flowers will open up.
Cauliflower is a cool season crop, closely related to broccoli, cabbage, kale, turnips, and mustard.
Grown in Lincolnshire, the coloured cauliflowers are all naturally produced but have been crossed with other types of the brassica family, which includes green cabbage and broccoli, to make exciting colour variations and boost falling sales.
Curry and cauliflowers are a wonderful combination but you could try a chilli mayonnaise or mango chutney.
EXPERT GROWER: Clifford Minshull clearly knows a thing or two about growing cauliflowers and here are a few growing tips to ensure you harvest a vegetable favourite
"We are thrilled that the judges were impressed because great attention to detail went into developing meals that are authentically Welsh, from the cauliflowers, leeks and potatoes to the Cadog cheese, milk and butter."
Cauliflowers are not an easy vegetable to grow, they need rich, deep soil.
"We know that our bright green cauliflowers are already a hit with kids so we think the orange-coloured ones can further their appeal."
Owing to a threshold overrun during the 1999/2000 marketing year, Community withdrawal compensation for the current year (2000/2001) has to be cut by 2.59% (an amount equal to Euro 0.29/100 kg) for cauliflowers, 2.35% (0.29/100 kg) for peaches and 15.62 % (2.31/100 kg) for nectarines.
The big chill means shoppers face paying out DOUBLE the price for cauliflowers, leeks and sprouts because vegetables are frozen in the ground.