Why Have My Cauliflowers Gone Pink?

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asked Aug 20, 2013 by Sue Mills
Hi ya all

Does anyone know why my cauliflowers have started to go pink?

I have grown cauliflowers before but this has never happened before.




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answered Aug 21, 2013 by Sue Mills
I have been told that it might be sun light that makes them go pink so I should cover them up.

Not sure if this is true or not but we have had extra sun this year..

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answered May 28, 2014 by Mariah Redwood
If you havn't found out yet why pink ask your state's extension service. If they don't have the answer they will find out.
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answered Jul 10, 2018 by ann chriss

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