Cabbage
Brassica oleracea var. capitata 'Danish Ballhead'

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

Category:

Vegetables

Height:

12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

Spacing:

12-15 in. (30-38 cm)

Hardiness:

Not Applicable

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Bright Yellow

Bloom Time:

N/A

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Herbaceous

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:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

From seed; sow indoors before last frost

Seed Collecting:

Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds

Regional

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

Radford, Virginia

Gardeners' Notes:

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

This is another 19th century cabbage. It is a late cabbage which was suitable for winter storage. It has a 90 day growing season as opposed to the 110 days for the Drumheads. In my area it was primarily grown for Sauerkraut, but was quite suitable for cooking or eating fresh. It has round heads of about 7 lbs.