Brassica oleracea L. var. botrytis L., Sp. pl. 2:667. 1753;

cauliflower • Assamese: ফুল-কবি ful kobi • Bengali: ফুলকপি fulkopi • Gujarati: ફૂલકોબી phulkobi, ફૂલકોબીજ phulkobij • Hindi: फूल गोभी phul gobhi, फूल कोबी phul kobi • Kannada: ಹೂವುಕೋಸು huvukosu • Konkani: फुल्लावर phullavar, पुल्ल कोसु pulla kosu • Lushai: antam pâr hlâwm, antam pâr hlûm • Malayalam: ഒരിനം മുട്ടക്കോസ് orinam muttakkoos, പൂഗോവീസ് ചീര puugooviis ciira • Manipuri: gobi • Marathi: फ्लावर flower • Nepali: काउलि kauli, फुल्-गोबि phul-gobi • Oriya: phul kobi • Punjabi: ਗੋਭੀ gobhi • Sindhi: گُلَگوبيِ gula gobii • Tamil: பூகோசு pookocu • Telugu: మట్టకోసు mattakosu • Urdu: gul-lahana, پهولکوبي phulkobi; 
 
Brassicaceae (mustard, or cabbage family) » Brassica oleracea var. botrytis

BRAS-ee-ka — from the classical Latin name for cabbage
awl-lur-RAY-see-uh — edible vegetable
bot-RYE-tis — referring to large edible head of crowded white flower buds
Distribution: only cultivated
Edible use:
… the flower-head of this plant (as VEGETABLE)
… may be eaten cooked, raw or pickled … Wikipedia<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cauliflower%20>
some facts:
… the flower-head is also known as the white curd … technically, aborted floral meristems … in simple words, underdeveloped buds
… cauliflower and broccoli are different varieties of the same species. There are four major groups of cauliflower … Italian … Northwest European biennial … Northern European annuals … Asian
Quoted from Wikipedia <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cauliflower


 

 

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Brassicaceae Week: Brassica oleracea var. botrytis, the white cauliflower from California: Brassica oleracea var. botrytis

Commonly used white cauliflower sold in Indian markets and here in California.
Photographed in Farmers’ market, Mountain view, California.


 

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Brassica oleracea – Tanay Bose: *Brassica oleracea* Botrytis cultivar group found cultivated


– This Phul Gobhi is desi or Canadian


– This purely Desi


 

 

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Brassicaceae Week: Brassica oleracea var. botrytis ‘Cheddar’, the Orange cauliflower from California:  Brassica oleracea var. botrytis ‘Cheddar’, the Orange cauliflower or Golden cauliflower

This is another beautiful cauliflower I saw today in California.
It has golden yellow or orange heads, has as much as 25 times more beta carotene as compared to white cauliflower. Delicious raw or cooked, is more buttery.
Same vinegar or lemon juice to preserve colour.
Photographed in Farmers’ market in Mountain view, California


Yes and looks good too
this was one of the first hybrids in USA that they tried selling the idea to general public on the GOOD nature of hybridizing using GMA technology.. this and carotene rich rice….
I wonder what else have they managed to introduce into its gene?


Beautiful pictures! Thanks … for sharing.
I read an article on the net where it is mentioned that these colorful cauliflowers are the result of selective cross-breeding and not genetic engineering.
Here: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-514799/The-orange-purple-green-cauliflowers-scientists-claim-healthier-you.html


 

 

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Brassica oleracea var. botrytis ‘Graffiti’, the Purple cauliflower 
I am seeing for the first time here in California.

Cauliflower hybrids developed recently have a variety of colours and popularly known as rainbow cauliflower.
This one with purple head is known as ‘Graffiti’ have high level of anthocyanins, a potent antioxidant.
Photographed in Mountain view Farmers’ Market today. 
Hope it soon reaches Indian markets. And if you fear the attractive colour will fade on cooking, add a spoon of vinegar or lemon juice to the cooking water.


 

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Brassicaceae week : Brassica oleracea var. botrytis from Byculla MN061112:

Sending photo of Cauliflower from a plants exibition at Byculla, Mumbai.
Date : January 2008


 

 

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Brassicaceae Week ::190911- PKA11- :: Brassica oleracea var. botrytis:  I had seen the flowers of Brassica oleracea var. botrytis at Ladakh (Turtuk).
I mean flowers of Cauliflower (Gobhi).


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Suspicious Cauliflower pictures:


My guess: Someone might have either painted gential violet (antifungal) or some such dye or may be some such stained mixture of branching hormone was painted on half grown cauliflower…
and then the newly grown buds have covered the stain up and only a subapical segment is showing a ring-stain.


Here are the pictures. Do let us have your inputs.


just as I suspected…
this is nothing bad…
if it was not tempered with in anyway by the seller, or the buyer or the photographer to fool us…. if it is as it wa sin the farm or the garden…
its harmless…
its natural… read this gardening column… we see this mostly in first time or new gardener or new farmer not used to blanching the cauliflower completely….
http://www.pittsburghlive.com/x/pittsburghtrib/lifestyles/homegarden/gardening/s_635172.html


The cauliflower with indigo colored edges to stalks has been talked about in this thread above…
the original sender has now downsized the pixels and sent in appropriately sized pictures… I am forwarding them for the everybody to see enjoy and for the sake of completion of a data set..


Interesting !!! some kind of pigmentation is taking place.


Yes, if and when you get to the entire thread, you can see what I wrote in the beginning… its absence of proper blanching process that must be maintained in horticulture of this vegetable…
AND WHILE we are talking of blanching… those in the west also eat the endive in salads, I love it with Peanut butter, THAT IS ALSO BLANCHED during growing by a very precise sophisticated timing and process … ENDIVE is one of the chic(/k)ories used for eating raw… good for the liver … among other has low level of inulin.. and several bitter alkaloids…


Potassium permanganate [KMnO4] used for washing vegetables could have imparted this colour especially if left in contact for a period of time.


 

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Brassicaceae Week : Brassica oleracea L. var. botrytis from Hooghly: I know how to eat it, but do not know how to write it! I learn from the .. eFI-encyclopedia of Brassicaceae that it is Brassica oleracea var. botrytis, but not sure if i should write this as Brassica oleracea L. var. botrytis L., as in http://plants.usda.gov/java/profile?symbol=BROLB.

Species : Brassica oleracea L. var. botrytis L ?
Date : 29/01/2012
Place : Hooghly


Nice one again, liked it.


I invite you to taste a dish of FULKOPI-r BATI CHACHCHORI in my home with some home made bread. I am sure you will love it …:)

Brassica oleracea var. botrytis ‘Cheddar’, the Orange cauliflower or Golden cauliflower
This is another beautiful cauliflower I saw today in California.

It has golden yellow or orange heads, has as much as 25 times more beta carotene as compared to white cauliflower. Delicious raw or cooked, is more buttery.
Same vinegar or lemon juice to preserve colour.  
Photographed in Farmers’ market in Mountain view, California


Yes and looks good too
this was one of the first hybrids in USA that they tried selling the idea to general public on the GOOD nature of hybridizing using GMA technology.. this and carotene rich rice….
I wonder what else have they managed to introduce into its gene?

Beautiful pictures! Thanks … for sharing.
I read an article on the net where it is mentioned that these colorful cauliflowers are the result of selective cross-breeding and not genetic engineering.
Here: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-514799/The-orange-purple-green-cauliflowers-scientists-claim-healthier-you.html


 

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Brassicaceae Week Java 3:   Could help me id our plant please. Thank you.

Is it Brassica oleracea ‘Botrytis’?


Yes it is without any doubt


 
 
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