Brassica oleracea var. capitata
Deciduous – Sheds Its Leaves Annually
Full Sun – Prefers 6 or more hours of sun per day.
Frost Sensitive – Will Get Damaged and Possibly Killed During Periods of Frost.
Moderate Watering – Requires Regular Watering.
Pruning Required – Needs to be Pruned.
Non Indigenous – Exotic to South Africa.
Easy to grow and adaptable to different climatic conditions, they will grow successfully in any well-cultivated soil. In South Africa the ideal sowing season varies from province to province, however it also varies from month to month, depending upon the seasons in each province, and the variety of cabbage grown.
Apply nitrogen fertilizer every two weeks. Water regularly.
Moist, rich compost laced soil and well dug.
Cabbages are used for salads, stir-fry, stews and soups.
|Interesting planting ideas|
Plant near beetroot, celery, chamomile, chives, dill, onions, pennyroyal, rosemary, sage, southernwood and thyme.
Cabbages are leafy plants and need plenty of water at their roots.
|Common pests and diseases|
Snails and slugs.
Cut heads when they are firm and full, about three months from transplanting.
Nine to twelve plants should be enough for a family of four. Sow every four weeks.
- Botanical name: Brassica oleracea var. capitata
- Common name(s): Cabbages
- Categories: Fruits and Vegetables
The great thing about growing cabbages is that you can have them in prime condition nearly all year round by sowing seed at different times. They come in a variety of shapes, forms and colours and are one of the most popular and widely grown vegetables.
Synonym: Brassica juncea subsp. rugosa
Botanical Pronunciation: BRAS-ee-ka
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Requires moderate maintenance.