Red cabbage growing 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.
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Requirements for 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?
Difficulties or problems when growing:
To know when to pick the head
Autumn – frost free area / Spring – temperate climate
Pests and diseases:
Pieris (butterfly), prodenia (Spodoptera), slugs, aphids
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
Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Sun / Half Shade
Is it possible to grow as houseplant?
Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:
General information about the flower
Yellow small flowers that grow on inflorescence
Thinning the bloom:
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 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
Brassica oleracea var. capitata rubra