My cauliflower has no head

maryanne Beattie asked 10 years ago

My Cauliflower looks really good, with lovely healthy leaves but absolutely no heart ( centre), They look just like cabbage. Is there anything I can do with them or should I get rid of them.

1 Answers

Gerry Daly Staff answered 3 years ago
Cauliflower should have a tiny curd deep in the core of the leaves. Sacrifice one plant to verify this.

If there is no tiny curd, it is not beyond the bounds of possibility that cabbage seeds were in the cauliflower packet. The proof will be if the plants heart up to make cabbage.

The foliage of the two is distinctly different, the cauliflower more narrow, but this is not obvious to an inexperienced eye.