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CABBAGE Ethiopian (Heirloom)

Brassica cainata syn. Melanosinapis abyssinica

Stock: Out Of Stock

Family: Brassicaceae

Characteristics: Perennial 30-45 cm

Seeds per packet: 80


An African vegetable Ethiopian Cabbage is a large open leafed cabbage that grows to a height of about 1.5m and a width of about 1m with small yellow flowers.
The smooth green leaves have a rich, buttery, mustardly taste are rich in glucosinolates, folic acid and vitamin C.

Use in salads, stir fries, soups, or simply just steamed.

A hardy variety of Brassica that is cold tolerant and performs well in the garden. Flowers attracts bees and insects.

Also known as Ethiopian Kale or Abyssinian Cabbage

Adaptable to most garden soils that is composted and well-drained in a sunny position.

Sub-Tropical: Late Autumn to Early Winter 
Temperate: Late Summer to Early Autumn or Spring.
Cold: Summer to Early Autumn.

Sow: 6 mm deep.
Grow in trays of a good seed raising mix or sow direct where they are to grow
Germination: 86-10 days.
Plant space: 50cm
Row space: 50cm
Maturity: 7 weeks

Feed with a soluble fertiliser every two weeks for stronger plants.

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