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Brassica oleracea

Cabbage

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Features

  • BloomsJuly to August
  • Height0.3m to 0.5m
  • Spread0.25m to 0.4m
  • Growth HabitLarge-leaved
  • Flower ColourYellow
  • Leaf ColourWhite grey red pink

Description

Brassica oleracea (Cabbage). This species will produce a number of vegetables including, Kale, Broccoli and Cauliflower. This crop has an minimum optimum growing temperature of 15C and a maximum optimum growing temperature of 24C.

Characteristics

Perennial or Biennial, Evergreen, Vegetable

Other common names

Wild cabbage, Broccoli, Kale

Origin

Northern Mediterranean & Britain

Interest and use

Culinary

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Needs

  • LightFull sun, Part shade or Shade
  • HardinessHardy (min -10°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile, Low salinity
  • Soil pH5.5 to 8.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

Harvesting may start in late winter and may end in late spring. Fairly easy to grow.

Propagation

Seedlings should be raised in seedbeds and then carefully planted out 6 to 8 weeks later.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Birds, slugs, snails, cabbage white butterfly club root and fly beetle.

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