Cauliflower Field Day

The Field Day on Cauliflower Variety Trials took place at Whitmore Research Station on Thursday, March 30, 2017.

Cauliflower (Brassica oleracea var. botrytis) is a cool-season crop that is not commonly grown in Hawaii. The optimal temperature range for growth and development is 65 F° to 68 F° during the day.

This field day provided:

  • Observations of each varieties growth characteristics
  • Management practices
  • Pest issues and management strategies
  • Crop nutritional values
  • Culinary uses
  • Taste evaluations

Presenters included Jensen Uyeda and Lynn Nakamura-Tengan. Thanks to Kapiolani Community College’s Culinary Innovation Center for providing some tasty samples of what you can do with cauliflower!

More information is available, including recipes and data from the trial at

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