Cabbage plant grow and care – leaf plant of the species Brassica oleracea in the Capitata Group also known as Cabbage or headed cabbage, Cabbage plant grow as annual but the flower biennial plant, grow in temperate, mediterranean or subtropical climate and growing in hardiness zone 2-10a spring planting 10a-11 in autumn planting.
Leaves edible color is dark green or purple, the leaf grow little stem the shape is ovate.
Inner leaves create unique structure of head, Cabbage plant head composed from inner leaves with hard structure, the outer leaves soft.
Color of the head can be: light green to white, purple or dark green to white.
Flower color yellow and the flowers small grow on inflorescence.
What is the best way to start growing? Plant / Seedling / Seed
Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction? No
Difficulties or problems when growing: Knowing when to pick the head
Planting season: Autumn – frost free area / Spring – temperate climate
Pests and diseases: Pieris (butterfly), prodenia (Spodoptera), slugs, aphids
Pruning season: All season
How to prune: Dead and weak leaves
Size of the plant? 20-60 cm, 8-24 inches
Growth speed in optimal condition: Fast growing / Medium growing
Water requirement: Average amount of water / Big amount of water
Light conditions in optimal condition for growing: Full Sun / Half Shade
Is it possible to grow indoor as houseplant? No
Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers: Yes
Bloom season: Summer
General information about the flower Yellow small flowers that grow on inflorescence
Thinning the bloom: Bees, butterfly
Savoy Cabbage – the color can be dark green to white or purple-green White Cabbage – also known as Green Cabbage – the color can be dark green to white Red Cabbage – the color can be dark purple to white or purple-green
Leaves harvesting season Autumn – winter – spring- frost free area / Spring – summer – autumn- temperate climate
How to harvest the leaves? Better to trim the leaves when the stem is ready
Information about leaves: Leaves edible color is dark green, the purple cultivars with purple with, the leaf grow little stem the shape is ovate,
Uses of Cabbage plant leaves: Salad, cooked, stir fry, staffed