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CABBAGE – VARIETIES, PEST CONTROL, ECOLOGICAL REQUIREMENTS & DISEASE CONTROL Cabbage is a leaf vegetable related to other brassica crops such as kales, cauliflower, Chinese cabbage and Brussels sprouts. Cabbage leaves may be eaten raw in salads, steamed, boiled or cooked in a variety of ways. The leaves can also be fed to livestock. Ecological Requirements Altitude: Those with small heads: 900-15o0m above sea level Those with Large heads: 1800-2700m above sea level. Temperature: require cool condition. Rainfall: 750-2000mm per annum. Should be well distributed throughout the growing period. Soils: Deep Fertile Well drained.   Varieties Early maturing: Brunswick, Sugarloaf, Earlyjersey, Copenhagen market, Chinese cabbage, Celerycabbage, Cafesplits kool Gloria, mukuki, Golden acre. Late maturing: Drumhead, Savoy, Perfection,   Nursery Practices The beds should be raised, dimension 1 m wide and any convenient length (usually 2 3m in length). Make drills of 15-20cm apart. Sow seeds by drilling and cover to… Read More »CABBAGE – VARIETIES, PEST CONTROL & REQUIREMENTS

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