Cabbage
Brassica oleracea var. capitata 'O.S. Cross'

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

Category:

Vegetables

Height:

12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

Spacing:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Hardiness:

Not Applicable

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Time:

Unknown - Tell us

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:

N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

Regional

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

Augusta, Georgia

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Jun 8, 2004, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

An 80 day, round slightly flattened hybrid. Heads will go to 10 -12 lbs. This is a high-quality, bolt-resistant hybrid that produces exhibition size heads. Space at least 3 feet apart for room to grow. It is an 80 -85 day cultivar that is said to reach 40 lbs.. Wal mart was giving the plants away this year (2006), so I have set out a few. They have already reached the 15 lb level, so they are much earlier maturing than Premium Late Flat Dutch which they resemble. Don't know if they will top 25 lbs.