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Brassica oleracea capitata group 'Winnigstadt'

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

This is an older variety of cabbage but still very popular because of it's tighly wrapped leaves and hard, pointed hearts. Sow seeds from March to April in prepared seedbeds and plant out from June to July in rows 45cm (18in) apart. If your cabbages are attacked by Cabbage whitefly use companion plants to attract parasitic wasps whose developing larvae will then control the whitefly population. Example plants include fennel, cow parsley and lovage.

Genus: Brassica

Species: oleracea capitata group

Cultivar: Winnigstadt

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: 40cm

Spread: 20cm

Time to plant seeds: March to May


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