Cauliflower is a relatively cool-season crop, with optimum growth temperature around 17 °C, but it also tolerates rather low temperatures. It also tolerates wide range of pH values (5.5–7.5) and rather brackish soils. Special attention must be paid to sufficient application of Boron. The most common effect of B deficiency is hollowing of the stem due to cracking of the pith.
Best cauliflower mineral nutrition regime includes the use of CRFs, fertigation with fully-soluble fertilizers and foliar feeding.