Brassica oleracea var. botrytis (Cauliflower, Broccoflower, Calabrese, Romanesci broccoli) | BCH-ORGA-SCBD-115913 | Organism | Biosafety Clearing-House

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Organism (ORGA)

last updated: 23 Feb 2021
Organism information
Brassica oleracea var. botrytis
Kingdom Viriplantae
Phylum Streptophyta
Class Magnoliopsida
Order Brassicales
Family Brassicaceae
Genus Brassica
Species B. oleracea
  • Cauliflower
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  • Broccoflower
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  • Calabrese
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  • Romanesci broccoli
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Additional classification
Botrytis Group
Crops
Characteristics related to biosafety
Northeast Mediterranean
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Cauliflower prefers full sun in loam/organic, moist and well drained soils. Soil pH between 6.0 and 6.8 achieves maximum yields. The plant grow optimally between 15 and 20 °C. The upper temperature limit for cauliflower is 27°C and it can tolerate brief periods of cold (-3°C).
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Cauliflower is widely cultivated
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  • Food
Additional Information
Cauliflower is widely cultivated for its white inflorescence meristem. Several varieties (of several colours) exist. For production statistics, kindly refer to the FAOSTAT link below.
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