Cauliflower

Health Benefit to You

Cauliflower is high in Vitamin C and a source of Potassium , Fiber, and Folacin. It is low in Calories. Cauliflower and other cruciferous vegetables, such as broccoli, cabbage, and kale,contain compounds that may help prevent cancer. These compounds appear to stop enzymes from activating cancer-causing agents in the body.

Learn more from the Dole 5 a Day nutrition chart or Producepedia.com

Buy California Grown

California Grown cauliflower is available year-round, but especially plentiful in the Spring and Fall. Learn about fun ways to store and eat cauliflower with Courtney Cauliflower on the Dole 5 a day page.

Where Does Cauliflower Grow? In California | US | The World

In California

Monterey, Santa Barbara, Imperial, San Luis Obispo and Fresno counties.

In the United States

California grows most of the cauliflower. Arizona, New York, Michigan, Oregon, Florida, Washington and Texas also grow some.

In the World

India, United States, China

From Farms to Your Family Step 1 | 2 | 3 | 4

Step 1: Planting

Cauliflower begins from seeds in the greenhouse. After 35 days the young plants are transplanted to the field to grow for another 80 to 110 days.

Step 2: Growing

The cauliflower we eat is the flower in the center of the plant. As the flower forms, it is very important to protect is from the sun. Workers will fold the large outer leaves of of the plant over the head of the cauliflower to prvent it from turning yellow.

Step 3: Haveresting

Workers hand pick the cauliflower. Workders may make 5 to 6 trips through each row over a few weeks to check to see if the cauliflower is ready. They carefully select those ready for harvest.

Step 4: Packaging

Cauliflower is packed carefully in the field. The leaves are trimmed and it is boxed to prevent brusing. The boxes are then iced to keep the cauliflower fresh.

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