Red cabbage grow and care – leaf plant of the species Brassica oleracea in the Capitata Group cultivar of cabbage, Red cabbage grow as annual but the flower biennial plant, can 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 purple to dark green, the leaf grows little stem the shape are ovate.
Inner leaves create unique structure of head, Red cabbage head composed from inner leaves with hard structure, the outer leaves that soft.
Red cabbage head
Color of the head can be: white to purple sometimes can be purple with green and white.
Flower color yellow and the flowers small grow on inflorescence.
Red cabbage for sale – Seeds or Plants to Buy How to grow Red cabbage growing and care:
Rich soil, slightly cold
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: To know when to pick the head Autumn – frost free area / Spring – temperate climate Planting season: Pieris (butterfly), prodenia (Spodoptera), slugs, aphids Pests and diseases: 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 Average amount of water / Big amount of water Water requirement: Light conditions in optimal condition for growing: Full Sun / Half Shade No Is it possible to grow indoor as houseplant? Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers: Yes Blooming information Summer Bloom season: General information about the flower Yellow small flowers that grow on inflorescence Thinning the bloom: Bees, butterfly Edible leaves Leaves harvesting season: Autumn – winter – spring- frost free area / Spring – summer – autumn- temperate climate Better to trim the leaves when the stem is ready How to harvest the leaves? Information about leaves: Leaves edible color is purple, the leaf grow little stem the shape is ovate, color of the head can be: white to purple sometimes can be purple with green and white Uses of Red cabbage leaves: Salad, cooked, stir fry, staffed Scientific name:
Brassica oleracea var. capitata rubra
Categories of growing
Autumn Planting, Spring Planting
Light exposure requirements:
Full sun Plants, Part shade Plants
Climates that the plant can grow:
Mediterranean Climate, Subtropics Climate, Temperate Climate
Growing speed of the plant:
Average growing plants, Fast growing plants
Annual plant, Biennial plant, Herbaceous, Leaf plant
Colored leaves, Edible plants
Requirements for watering the plant:
Big amount of water, Regularly water
Hardiness zone 10, Hardiness zone 11, Hardiness zone 2, Hardiness zone 3, Hardiness zone 4, Hardiness zone 5, Hardiness zone 6, Hardiness zone 7, Hardiness zone 8, Hardiness zone 9
Spring flowers, Summer flowers
Autumn Harvest, Spring Harvest, Summer Harvest, Winter harvest
Edible Bud, Edible leaves
Cooked, Eaten raw, Leafy vegetables, Pickles, Salad, Stuffed or Wrapped, Vegetables