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Brassica Genus

Cabbage

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General Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile
  • WaterSemi-moist

Description

Brassica genus (Cabbage). These are annuals, evergreens, biennials and perennials. They are mainly edible vegetables i.e. cabbages and species of kale.

Characteristics

Annuals, Perennials or Biennials, Evergreens, Vegetables

Origin

Asia

Interest and use

Grown for their vegetables and ornamental foliage.

Cultivation

They are fully hardy and will grow in a sunny position in fertile well drained soil. Lime rich soil is recommended though not essential.

Propagation

You can propagate by seed which are sown outdoors in the spring or under glass in early spring.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Is susceptible to aphids, white flies, caterpillars, white blisters and club root.

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