Brassica oleracea
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Brassica oleracea


  family cruciferae 
  genus brassica 

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Genus  Brassica Species  oleracea Variety  Cultivar  Common names  cabbage Family  CRUCIFERAE Specimen number  S9001 Data source  UnVeg p89
Life cycle
Life form  Terrestrial Life cycle  Annual Life span    Annual cycle    Stature    Growth form    Growth habit    Overall height  6" - 8" Overall spread   
Sunshine    Water    Optimal soil texture  Acceptable soil pH  Various USDA hardiness  Not classified AHS heat zones  Not classified Sunset climate zones 
Suitable for gardens  no Nursery    Compost  no Size at acquisition    Garden location    Garden notes 
Special qualities
Tolerates drought  no Tolerates high humidity  no Tolerates seaside conditions  no Insect resistant  no Disease resistant  no Deer resistant  no Best uses    Symbiosis  Attracts butterflies  no Attracts hummingbirds  no Autumn foliage  no Colorful berries  no Desirable qualities    Other interest    Other interest color  Other interest period   
Adverse factors
Common pests  Poisonous parts  Poisonous indications  Internal poison  no Dermatologic poison  no Livestock poison  no Mechanical injury  no Hay fever pollen    Hay fever season    Adverse qualities   
Herbal medicine
Medicinal properties  Medicinal parts  Has medicinal uses  no Do not self-administer  no Do no use if pregnant  no Legally restricted  no Toxicity precautions  Medicinal notes  %s is edible.
Traditional uses
Parts used  Traditional uses  Contemporary uses  Fragrance  Fragrance parts  Fragrance intensity    Fragrance category    Dye parts  Dye color 
Propagule  Seed Pollination method    Planting style  Crowns and leaves Crop spacing  1' 6" Row spacing    Cold frame  Planting period  Jun 01 - Jul 31 Harvesting period    Frost tolerance    Heat requirement  Cool Fertilizer    Time to harvest 
Is edible  yes Culinary uses  Nutritional value  Edible parts  Description of edible parts Flavor / texture 
Horticulture notes  June and July are the best months for planting new crops. Provide 1' 6" spacing when grown in quantity. It does not necessarily require warm days for good production. Propagation of Brassica oleracea can be achieved by seed.
Tag needs printing  no Collection notes  Brassica oleracea has an annual life cycle.

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