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Cabbage

Botanical Name
Brassica oleracea var. capitata
Hardiness
Annual
Height
1 to 2 feet
Width
18 to 36 inches
Fruit
Foliage in shades of green, red and purple with a variety of textures
Light
Full sun
Soil
Moist, well-drained
Planting & Care
  • Sow seeds indoors 6-8 weeks before last frost or direct sow outdoors as soon as ground can be worked
  • Seeds will germinate in temperatures as low as 40°F to 85°F
  • Sow 1/2 to 3/4 inch deep, 3 inches apart. Thin to desired spacing. Plants should be spaced 12-24 inches apart in rows 18-34 inches apart depending on variety and size.
  • Use floating row covers to protect young plants from cabbage worms and other pests
Problems
Cabbage yellows, black rot, black leg, cabbage root maggot, cabbage worms, cutworms, slugs, loopers, thrips
Varieties
  • Cheers - green variety with good tolerance to black rot, thrips and yellows
  • Savoy Queen - savoy variety with good heat tolerance
  • Ruby Ball - resists both cold and heat, All-America Selections winner
  • Katarina - smaller head size, good for smaller gardens and containers, early to mature, sweet flavor, AAS winner

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