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Brassica oleracea (Capitata Group) 'Cabbice'

cabbage 'Cabbice'

A vigorous cabbage variety that will grow in any free draining soil and stand up until the first hard frost of Autumn. It has an intensely sweet flavour and produces thick, crisp leaves that can be used as an alternative to iceberg lettuce in late Summer and Autumn

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Size
Ultimate height
0.1–0.5 metres
Time to ultimate height
1 year
Ultimate spread
0.1–0.5 metres
Growing conditions
Loam
Sand
Chalk
Moisture
Well–drained
pH
Alkaline, Neutral
Colour & scent
StemFlowerFoliageFruit
Spring Green
Summer Green
Autumn Green
Winter
Position
  • Full sun
Aspect

South–facing or West–facing

Exposure
Sheltered
Hardiness
H2
Botanical details
Family
Brassicaceae
Native to the UK
No
Foliage
Deciduous
Habit
Clump forming
Genus

Brassicas can be annual, biennial or perennial plants, most are upright with alternate, often glaucous leaves, long taproots and clusters of cross-shaped, yellow or white flowers. The genus includes a number of species bred to produce food crops, such as cabbages, turnips, mustards and oilseed rape, as well as others grown for their ornamental value

Name status

Accepted

How to grow

Cultivation

Grow in fertile, moist but well drained soil in full sun. Sow indoors between March to May and transplant when seedlings have 5-6 true leaves, or sow direct from late March at a depth of 1cm and 23cm between rows. See vegetable cultivation

Propagation

Propagate by seed

Suggested planting locations and garden types
Pruning

No pruning required

Pests

May be susceptible to birds, cabbage caterpillars, cabbage gall weevil, cabbage root fly, cabbage whitefly, cutworms, flea beetle, mealy cabbage aphid, slugs and snails, swede midge

Diseases

May be susceptible to black rot, clubroot, downy mildew, foot and root rot, grey mould, leaf spot, white blister

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