Fioretto 60 Cauliflower


Fioretto 60 Cauliflower

(60 days) F-1 hybrid. This great cauliflower is determined by both a luxury of fine-textured curd and a tender nutty stem. Developed from lesser-known tropical and Italian lines of annual summer cauliflower, Fioretto’s breathtaking coral-like beauty and unusual stick-type form was an unexpected surprise in our 2016 trials. The Fioretto class produces a large slightly flattened 8–14" head with creamy curds atop a somewhat loose bouquet of longer stems. As the head begins to expand into slightly spaced irregularity, each floret gently extends into a single-serve branch that should be harvested individually. In Japan, where this variety originated, it’s enjoyed as a pickled delicacy with unique beauty. When cooked, the tasty stems brighten into a lime green to offset the sweet button-like florets of curds. Perfect for cutting-edge chefs, markets, and your own salads, pickles and sautées. Plant once temperatures have warmed to help the plants develop enough that they do not head too early.

3402 Fioretto 60
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Brassica oleracea (botrytis group)

~6,000–7,000 seeds/oz; 210–250 seeds/g.

Culture: Start like broccoli but needs more TLC. Do not allow to get pot-bound; avoid interruptions in growth. Cauliflower heads will “button” under stress. Most varieties can’t stand the heat and are not suitable for summer production. When heads first appear, bend leaves over curd to prevent discoloring.

Minimum germination temp 40°, optimal range 55–80°.


Days to maturity are from direct seeding. Subtract 20 days from date of transplanting.

Note: We cannot ship packets greater than ½ oz. (14 grams) of any Brassica into the Willamette Valley. The State of Oregon prohibits shipping any commercial quantity of untreated Brassica, Raphanus or Sinapis because of a quarantine to control Blackleg.

Culture: Hardy. Require warm temperatures to germinate (68-86° ideal) but need 60s during seedling stage for optimal growth; higher temperatures make seedlings leggy. Heavy feeders; for best growth, need regular moisture and 2–3' spacing. Have done well for us succeeding onions and garlic in beds. Cauliflower and broccoli are damaged by hard frosts, especially in spring.

Young broccoli sproutlings make good microgreens.


  • BR: Black Rot
  • BS: Bacterial Speck
  • DM: Downy Mildew
  • FY: Fusarium Yellows
  • TB: Tipburn
  • WR: White Rust

Pests & diseases: Major pests: Cabbage Looper, Diamondback Moth, Imported Cabbageworm
Cultural controls: control cabbage-family weeds near crop fields, till under crop debris of early-season brassicas after harvest.
Materials: Spinosad, Bt.

Pest: Flea Beetle
Cultural controls: floating row covers, mulch with straw, time plantings for fall harvested crops only, crop rotation, perimeter trap cropping.
Materials: Spinosad, PyGanic.

Pest: Cabbage Root Maggot
Cultural controls: time planting to avoid first hatching, use row covers, control weeds.

Major diseases: Black Rot, Alternaria Leaf Spot, Blackleg, Club Root, Downy Milldew, White Mold
Cultural controls: avoid transplanting plants with yellow leaves or v-shaped lesions, crop rotation, destroy crop debris after harvest, avoid overhead irrigation, control weeds, allow for good air movement.
Materials: Actinovate, copper compounds may help for some of these diseases.