Cabbage (Savoy cabbage)

Cabbage (Savoy cabbage)

Brassica oleracea convar. capitata var. sabauda L.

Plant family

Crucifers (Brassicaceae)

Season Overview

Propagating

Planting

Harvest

J

F

M

A

M

J

J

A

S

O

N

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Details

Light requirement

Semi-shaded

Water requirement

Wet

Soil

Medium (loamy)

Nutrient requirement

High

Seeding distance

50 cm

Row spacing

75 cm

Seeding depth

2 cm

Instructions

Beginning of June

Fertilizing

Every four Weeks

Description

Savoy cabbage is a special type of head cabbage and a cultivated form of vegetable cabbage. It is characterized by curly leaves.

Origin:

Savoy cabbage originates from the Mediterranean region, probably from northern Italy.

Growing tips

In general, there are three different types of savoy varieties: early, medium and late maturity. Savoy cabbage is suitable for both preplanting and direct sowing. Early varieties of savoy cabbage should be sown as early as February. For this purpose, a bright windowsill or a greenhouse is suitable. For medium varieties, May is best for planting or sowing. Late varieties can be sown from July onwards. Most later varieties of savoy cabbage can also overwinter outdoors without problems. If there is still a risk of night frost when planting the early varieties, you can remedy the situation by covering them with garden fleece. Sunny beds are preferred, but semi-shaded places are also perfectly adequate. If your soil is sandy, you can amend the soil with compost and horn shavings before planting. During the growth phase, you should loosen the soil around the plant from time to time with a hoe. Since Savoy cabbage is a so-called root crop, it will thank you for the regular loosening of the soil. Savoy cabbage is generally a grateful comrade for the hobby garden, because it is very low-maintenance and can be grown quite easily in your own bed. Too much fertilization leads to reduced resistance to diseases and a sulfurous taste. Furthermore, the shelf life also suffers quite a bit. When growing Savoy cabbage on the same area, you should - as with all types of cabbage - take a four-year break from cultivation.

Diseases

Clubroot

Pests

Cabbage White Butterfly

Flea Beetles

Cabbage Fly

Whitefly

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