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Cabbage Brassica oleracea

How to sow cabbage: Direct seed indoors, transplant seedlings outside after hardening off.

Sun requirement for cabbage: Plant in Full Sun

Cabbage has been planted 25 times by Growstuff members.

Cabbage is a member of the Brassica family and related to kale, broccoli, brussels sprouts, and cauliflower. It's dense, layered heads grow on stalks and are surrounded by looser outer leaves. It's leaves can be green, white, or purple in color, and smooth or crinkly in texture. Depending on the variety, the head can be round, oblong, or flat. Cabbage prefers cooler temperatures and is best planted in the spring or fall.

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Predictions

Annual

living and reproducing in a single year or less

Median lifespan

16 weeks

First harvest expected

27 weeks after planting

Last harvest expected

29 weeks after planting

Height

30cm

Spread

40cm

Row Spacing

60cm

Companions

blue lake bean cumin
wheelbarrow

Photos

Cabbage crops

Cabbage plantings

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Cabbage harvests

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Varieties

choy sum

choy sum

  Brassica rapa var. parachinensis
January king cabbage

January king cabbage

  Brassica oleracea var. sabauda
kohlrabi

kohlrabi

  Brassica oleracea (gongylodes)
red cabbage

red cabbage

  Brassica oleracea Capitata group
Savoy cabbage

Savoy cabbage

  Brassica oleracea var. sabauda

Crop Map

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