Brassica oleracea capitata group 'Greyhound'

Summer cabbage

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Key information

Plant type

Vegetable

Flower colour

Yellow

Hardiness

Hardy

Skill level

Experienced

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Plant details

The popular summer cabbage 'Greyhound', maturing a little after the earliest kinds such as 'Kingspi', is a pointed variety, as most early kinds are - later varieties are round and solid, and stand for longer when mature. Plants grow very fast, and yield tender juicy hearts with a mild flavour, but as they have to compete with other summer crops, it is best not to grow too many. Successional sowing produces a steady supply. Earliest heads can be cut, leaving the stump in the ground to produce a second crop of small leafy heads.

Family: Brassicaceae

Genus: Brassica

Species: oleracea capitata group

Cultivar: Greyhound

Plant type: Vegetable

Flower colour: Yellow

Foliage colour: Dark green

Sun exposure: Full sun

Soil: Well-drained/light, Clay/heavy, Chalky/alkaline, Dry

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Experienced

Height: 38cm

Spread: 20cm

Time to plant seeds: March to May


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