Cauliflower heads develop rapidly under proper growing conditions. Tie the inner leaves over the young heads when they are 2 to 3 inches in diameter to shade them from the sun and keep them a bright, white color. Heads will ultimately grow to 6 to 8 inches in diameter. However, harvest can begin 3 to 4 days after tying the leaves or when the head is white and compact. The head is overmature when it is soft or when the plant leaves are yellow. Harvest heads by cutting.

Use Storage Method 1. Chill cauliflower immediately after harvest. Cauliflower will store 2 to 4 weeks.

Nutrition note: 1/2 cup cooked cauliflower contains 14 calories and 1.7 grams of fiber and is an excellent source of vitamin C (46% DV). Color = white.

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