How to grow Red cabbage

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.

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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?

Difficulties or problems when growing:
To know 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?

Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:

Blooming information

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

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

Scientific name:

Brassica oleracea var. capitata rubra

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Blooming Seasons
  • Spring flowers
  • Summer flowers
Edible Parts
  • Edible Bud
  • Edible leaves
Culinary uses
  • Cooked
  • Eaten raw
  • Leafy vegetables
  • Pickles
  • Salad
  • Stuffed or Wrapped
  • Vegetables
Flower colors
  • Yellow flower
  • Mediterranean Climate
  • Subtropics Climate
  • Temperate Climate
Harvest Season
  • Autumn Harvest
  • Spring Harvest
  • Summer Harvest
  • Winter harvest
Leaf color
  • Purple leaf
Plant growing speed
  • Average growing plants
  • Fast growing plants
Plant life-form
  • Annual plant
  • Biennial plant
  • Herbaceous
  • Leaf plant
Plant Uses
  • Colored leaves
  • Edible plants
Planting Season
  • Autumn Planting
  • Spring Planting
Plants sun exposure
  • Full sun Plants
  • Part shade Plants
Watering plants
  • Big amount of water
  • Regularly water
Hardiness zone
  • 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

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