Cauliflower is sensitive to ethylene gas; exposure may cause yellowing leaves that drop off the head. For best quality, keep away from ethylene-producing fruits and ripening rooms.
Low humidity may cause wilting; store properly.
Decay, water-soaked appearance, and spotting can occur if cauliflower is held at high temperatures.
Gray-brown discoloration, curd softening, and water-soaked appearance can indicate freeze injury.