Cabbage (Pointed cabbage)

Cabbage (Pointed cabbage)

Brassica oleracea var. capitata f. alba

Plant family

Kreuzblütler (Brassicaceae) (Brassicaceae)

Season Overview

Propagating

Planting

Harvest

J

F

M

A

M

J

J

A

S

O

N

D

Details

Light requirement

Sunny

Water requirement

Wet

Soil

Heavy (clay)

Nutrient requirement

High

Seeding distance

60 cm

Row spacing

60 cm

Seeding depth

1 cm

Instructions

Description

The slender variety of white cabbage offers many advantages: pointed cabbage is particularly tender and well tolerated. It is also ideal for smaller gardens, because it does not take up as much space as other types of cabbage. In addition, you can make delicious sauerkraut with pointed cabbage. Because of its smaller size, pointed cabbage takes less time to grow, which means it can be harvested relatively early (May). In addition, its leaves are more tender than those of the large white cabbage, making it particularly tasty and more digestible. Therefore, however, the shelf life of pointed cabbage is not quite as good as that of other types of cabbage.

Origin:

Europe

Growing tips

For germination cabbage plants need a germination temperature of about 16-20 ° C and sufficient light and moisture. Therefore, it is best to place the pots on a windowsill or in a heated greenhouse. Plant out from March. Be sure to cover the sensitive young plants with a fleece at night to prevent them from freezing. Mulching helps prevent the plants from drying out and weeds from growing. Late varieties can be sown until August. But then keep well moist to ensure good growth. If cabbage varieties do not have enough space, they will form much smaller heads. Before planting, you should prepare your bed with organic fertilizer. You can use rotted manure and horn meal for this purpose. Compost alone is often not sufficient as a source of nutrients for cabbage, so you can mix it with horn shavings. A thicker layer of mulch (e.g., from dried lawn clippings) also provides nutrients. During the growth phase you can fertilize with nettle manure and rock flour. Organic liquid fertilizer also supports the growth of your plants.

Diseases

Powdery Mildew

Clubroot

Downy Mildew

Pests

Cabbage Fly

Cabbage White Butterfly

Snails

Aphids