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PlantFiles: Cabbage
Brassica oleracea var. capitata 'Shetland'

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Family: Brassicaceae (brass-ih-KAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Brassica (BRAS-ee-ka) (Info)
Species: oleracea var. capitata
Cultivar: Shetland

Category:
Annuals
Biennials
Vegetables

Height:
12-18 in. (30-45 cm)
18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Spacing:
12-15 in. (30-38 cm)
15-18 in. (38-45 cm)
18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)
USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)
USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)
USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)
USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)
USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)
USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun
Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:
N/A

Bloom Color:
Pale Yellow
Pale Green
Green
Inconspicuous/none

Bloom Time:
Mid Summer
Late Summer/Early Fall
Mid Fall
Late Fall/Early Winter

Foliage:
Grown for foliage
Herbaceous
Blue-Green
Chartreuse/Yellow
Burgundy
Aromatic
Shiny/Glossy-Textured
Rubbery-Textured

Other details:
Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings
Very high moisture needs; suitable for bogs and water gardens
This plant may be considered a protected species; check before digging or gathering seeds

Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:
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Propagation Methods:
From herbaceous stem cuttings
From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall
From seed; winter sow in vented containers, coldframe or unheated greenhouse
Direct sow as soon as the ground can be worked
From seed; sow indoors before last frost
From seed; direct sow after last frost

Seed Collecting:
Bag seedheads to capture ripening seed
Collect seedhead/pod when flowers fade; allow to dry
Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds
Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds

Profile:

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Neutral NatureWalker On Jan 9, 2009, NatureWalker from New York & Terrell, TX (Zone 8b) wrote:

Shetland cabbage comes from a location in the Shetland islands, north of Scotland, by a group of dedicated cabbage growers. It is an Heirloom, grown on the Shetland Islands for at least since the 17th century. It has shown to be club root resistant. It may also be powdery mildew resistant. It was first used as a vegetable, then in the later centuries it was widely grown as winter feed for cattle and sheep. In the last few decades it has become a very rare crop.

The Scottish Landraces Protection Scheme (Scottish Agriculture) was set up in 2006 to protect and conserve the seed of Shetland Cabbage for local growers.

The growing of Shetland Cabbage is an ongoing local tradition that is maintained by a small group of Shetland cabbage growers and plantie crub enthusiasts.



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