Cabbages are extremely hardy members of the brassica family,
which thrive in cold damp winters and are capable of
withstanding temperatures which would destroy many other crops
to the left is January King a hardy winter variety with
heads which are crispy and crunchy and full of flavour.|
The somewhat unglamorous reputation gained by
cabbage has changed
over the last few years, newer varieties have been introduced
which are milder tasting than the old much stronger flavoured
types, these varieties have also been bred to be more disease
Because the cabbage is suitable to most temperate climates and
soils and require minimal attention, they are one of the easiest
crops to grow.
Brassica oleracea capitata
Brassica oleracea bullata major.
Site and Soil
Cabbages will thrive on almost any well drained ground,
but prefer a medium to light soil which will maintain a
reasonable amount of water.
Plant to Harvest Time
20-35 weeks for red and autumn cabbages.
28 weeks for winter cabbages.
32 weeks for Savoys.
For red and green cabbages about 10-12 per 3 m (10')
row. Each head weighing between 0.5-1.5 kg(1-3lb)
Savoys yield about 6-7 per 3m (10') row. Each head
weighing between 1-2 kg (2-4.4lb)
||Cropping: Late Autumn/Winter |
||Crispy and crunchy
heads with good flavour. |
||Cropping late June to early November|
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Name: stephen kasambira
Date posted: October 10, 2011 - 06:13 am
Message: I want to know more about the varieties of cabbages I can grow here in Zimbabwe,where the rainfall is from 500 to 700 millimeters
Name: Terry Kelly
Date posted: July 14, 2011 - 06:16 am
Message: Try Thompson and Morgan on line they sell all over the world.
Date posted: June 21, 2011 - 02:30 pm
Message: I am from the UK, living in MS USA, and I sadly miss my "spring cabbage" tho open leafed type, planted in late summer and harvested in the early spring.. Can anyone point me to a supplier of seeds to grow this type of cabbage please. Terry.
Date posted: June 20, 2011 - 07:36 am
Message: Have the same problem as Paula. What are we doing wrong?
Date posted: June 15, 2011 - 08:13 am
Message: given cabbage and cauliflower plants.
massive leaves on outside, but hardly any heart as such.
what am i doing wrong?
can you eat cauliflower leaves?
Name: Tyna King
Date posted: November 29, 2010 - 09:43 am
Message: Do I need to cever my winter cabbage to keep them from freezing.