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I planted a few cauliflower plants this year, however, when I harvested 3 heads today one of them had a purplish cast to it. I tried to scrub it off, and for the most part, it did come off. What is this? Should I process the cauliflower as usual? Or throw it away?

Thanks for your help.

Stacy in NY
 

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Stacy, In my experience (which isn't great) i have found that you need to "tie" up the outter leaves of the cauliflower or it will not have a great tight head and it will turn that sort of purple color. It is ok to eat...although i do believe that the taste is better with the "tied" ones. There is a purple cauliflower out there (really deap purple) that you dont have to "tie" up and if develops nice heads with out the extra work. They taste about the same though.

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Thank you, Belinda. I'll tie up the rest of the heads as soon as it dries out around here...I'm beginning to loathe rain.

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I grew "graffiti"....an intensely purple cauliflower...this year. No tying, very pretty. A lazy gardners delight :D
 
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