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PlantFiles: Cabbage
Brassica oleracea var. capitata 'Late Flat Dutch'

Family: Brassicaceae (brass-ih-KAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Brassica (BRAS-ee-ka) (Info)
Species: oleracea var. capitata
Cultivar: Late Flat Dutch
Additional cultivar information: (aka Premium Late Flat Dutch)

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18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Not Applicable

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun


Bloom Color:
Bright Yellow

Bloom Time:
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Grown for foliage

Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

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

Patent Information:
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Propagation Methods:
From seed; sow indoors before last frost

Seed Collecting:
Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds

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1 positive
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Neutral melody On Jan 29, 2006, melody from Benton, KY (Zone 7a) wrote:

I have not grown this variety, information only.

D.M. Ferry & Company stated in their 1924 catalog that 'this strain is the result of much care on our part to develop and maintain the good qualities that have made this sort so popular"

Solid flat heads are 7" to 8' deep by 10 top 14" in diameter. 100 days from transplant.

Positive Farmerdill On Dec 9, 2003, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

This has been the standard fall cabbage for as long as I can remember. It is a drumhead type, with large flatheads averaging about 10 lbs. It stores well. We used to dig a trench in the side of a hill, line it with pine straw, put in the cabbages, cover with pine straw and a foot and a half of dirt. In January we could dig them out as needed. This cultivar is still widely available and excellent for cooking. It is not as good for raw uses as the ballhead types.


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Stafford Springs, Connecticut
Augusta, Georgia
Cumberland, Maryland
Radford, Virginia
Troy, Virginia

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