Scientific Name: Brassica oleracea (Capitata Group)
Common Name: cabbage, head cabbage
Family Name: Brassicaceae
Origin: Europe, Garden origin
Hardiness Zone: Zone 2: (-46 to -40 °C)
Plant Type: Annual, Biennial
Mature Size: 0.1 - 0.2m x 0.3 - 0.6m (height x width)
Habit: Arching, Dense
Form: Round, Vase
Texture: Very coarse
Landscape Uses: Urban agriculture
Exposure: Full sun
Soil or Media: Humus rich, Well-drained
Leaves: Simple, Alternate, Basal, Soft flexible, Glabrous, Obovate, Orbicular, Crenate, Entire, Undulate (wavy)
Flowers: Yellow, Sep-Oct
Fruit: Silique, Green-yellow, Oct-Nov
Key ID Features:
Leaves formed in first year are basal, rounded to obovate, 10-15cm wide x 12-20cm long, sessile (or with petioles at least on outer whorls), clustered around a short stem to form a dense globular head; panicle supporting yellow to cream florets form on a stem with alternate leaves in the second year.