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Brassica oleracea var. capitata

Spring greens

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Features

  • BloomsJuly to August
  • Height0.2m to 0.5m
  • Spread0.15m to 0.5m
  • Growth HabitLarge-leaved
  • Flower ColourYellow
  • Leaf ColourLight green

Description

Brassica oleracea var. capitata (Spring greens). This is a rounded compact species of cabbage with light green leaves.

Characteristics

Annual or Biennial, Evergreen, Vegetable

Origin

Europe; a cultivated form of B. oleracea

Interest and use

Culinary

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessHardy (min -10°C)
  • SoilClay, Heavy, Well drained, Fertile, Light, Medium
  • 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

Clubroot, aphids and cabbage white fly.

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