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Planted at Mount Vernon


  • Lower Garden
  • Pioneer Farm
  • Upper Garden

  • Hardiness Zones

    Average annual extreme minimum temperature 1976-2005


    Cauliflower is a cabbage relative with broad blue-green leaves and a large white head. It is slow to harvest and benefits from a long cool season.

    Latin Name

    Brassica oleracea (Botrytis)


    Family

    Brassicaceae


    Type of Plant

    Annuals
    Vegetables

    Seasons

    Spring

    Specifications

    Max Height: 2.5'
    Max Spread: 2'

    Uses

  • Vegetable
  • Edible

  • Sunlight Exposure

    Full Sun

    Colors


    Native Range

    Western Europe


    History

    In May of 1798, Washington's gardener records that he planted "calliflowers" in the lower garden.


    Other Details

    Grown by Washington

    Bartlett Tree Expert Company has been working with Mount Vernon Estate since 2011 providing expert arboricultural care and GPS mapping for the estate’s historic trees, as well as support from their research facility.   Mount Vernon is proud to partner with Bartlett Tree Experts and appreciates their sponsorship of George Washington’s Mount Vernon Plant Finder App.

    Bring Washington's Garden Home

    Purchase our historic seeds, collected from plants grown at Mount Vernon and plant them in your own garden.

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