Cauliflower is an important crop in Costa Rica, both for export and for internal consumption. It is used in picadillo or in encurtido (“pickled” in Spanish). Encurtido
is served fresh or is more commonly canned for storage. Jars of encurtido can be found on many tables in restaurants to be used as a condiment.
For information on production and management of cauliflower, refer to the New England Vegetable Management Guide and click on "Broccoli, Cabbage, Cauliflower, and Minor Cole Crops".
Popular varieties in Costa Rica are several type of "Snow Ball" cultivars.