I would die without my life.
19th January 2004
An orange cauliflower? Errr...No, thank you.
Nice bit of breeding that! An orange mutant? How odd. I wonder why this hasn't been seen before - I mean, cauliflower has only been grown for what, hundreds of years?
I'd eat it. Especially if it had more vitamins. I eat the white stuff, however reluctantly, because it's supposed to be good for me...why not?
Allright a word of wisdom here: The orange cauliflower is grown also in the Netherlands (our royal color is orange). To get the orange color is done by using carrot juice whilst growing the cauliflower. I know it sound stupid but that's how they do it. And according to the article in the magazine they hold 10% more vitamines than regular cauliflower.
Well, that sure *would* do it, but that certainly wouldn't take any breeding or careful crossing. That article implied (also by mentioning that it was a mutant) that this cauliflower is producing (probably) beta-carotene all on it's own, not just taking it up in the water source. Actually you can make plain old cauliflower any color you like just by adding food coloring to it's water. OK, now you have me curious, I'll research it... Genetics to cause an overproduction of beta-carotene is not new, ie the new breed of "yellow" rice being shipped to poor countries with a high incidence of nutritional blindness. ********** Update: Yep, it's a new breed. You can find the United States Agricultural Research Service (USDA ARS) article here: http://www.ars.usda.gov/is/pr/1999/990707.htm and note that the picture is from 1999...the head doesn't look nearly as large as the one in the Yahoo pic - there definitely was some added work done between then and now. Genetics are so cool!
The player formerly known as +medic+Goa.Johnson(nl)
31st January 2004
see this in that article: By MARK JOHNSON, Associated Press Writer It's a JOHNSON :p:p, BTW orange cauliflowers are nice, they'll help us to win the match against germany tonight :p
sorry to burst your bubble but this is a genetically orange colley flower not a carrot enriched white one. (slight difference there) :D
El Dragonsorry to burst your bubble but this is a genetically orange colley flower not a carrot enriched white one. (slight difference there) :D
I think a "colley flower" is an altogether different plant......