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About This Plant...
Family: Brassicaceae
Genus and species: Brassica oleracea var. capitata
Growing Season: spring and fall
Indoor Sowing...
Time needed to reach transplant size: 6-8 weeks
When to transplant to garden: 5 weeks before to 2 weeks after last spring frost date
Outdoor Sowing...
When to sow outdoors: week of last spring frost
Other Sowing Guidelines...
Approx. germination time: 4-14 days
Germination temp.: 45-95 degrees F.
Sowing depth: 1/4 inch
Days to maturity: 50-100 days from transplant
Transplanting Guidelines...
Spacing between plants: 12-24 inches
Spacing between rows: 24-36 inches
Growing On...
Pests: imported cabbageworms, cabbage loopers, aphids, flea beetles, cabbage root maggots
Diseases: clubroot, black rot, downy mildew, white mold
Harvest: harvest when heads are firm and softball size
Growing tips: best flavor is achieved when heads mature in cool weather

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