White cabbage growing leaf plant of the species Brassica oleracea in the Capitata Group cultivar of cabbage also known as Green cabbage, White 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 green to dark green, the leaf grows little stem the shape are ovate.
Inner leaves create unique structure of head, White cabbage head composed from inner leaves with hard structure, the outer leaves that soft
White cabbage heads
Color of the head can be: light green to white.
Flower color yellow and the flowers small grow on inflorescence.
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How to grow White 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 indoor 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:
Dark green leaves, the leaf grow little stem the shape is ovate,
Uses of White cabbage leaves:
Salad, cooked, stir fry, staffed
Brassica oleracea oleracea var. capitata alba