The reproduction of the cauliflower in the garden of the Traversine Villiot, Paris

In the garden of the Traversine Villiot, our cauliflower, after having formed a compact vegetable, continued its growth.

To the astonishment of the children, it has grown new stems. This is what we call the process of going to seed or “bolting”. Going to seed is part of the life and reproduction cycle of cauliflower: when the plant is ready to reproduce, stems grow in the middle of the vegetable and after a few weeks they give way to flowers.
Once the cauliflower has passed this stage, it gradually becomes unfit for consumption but with a little patience we will be able to harvest its seeds.

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