Cabbage ( Brassica oleracea var. Capitata )
Height : 4cm to 48cm included
Origin : Europe
Environment : open land, in full sun; on rich and humid soils
Climate : temperate, cool
This Brassica species grows better in cooler climates. For this reason, it is often seeded in Autumn or at the beginning of the Winter, for a late Winter/early Spring crop. They require sun and a deep, rich, constantly humid but well drained soil. The Cabbage is very popular in Central and Northern Europe, and especially in Germany, where it is part of the traditional kitchen. The young plants are much appreciated by the snails, who are a threat to the cultivations. The Cabbage is rich in fibres, minerals, and C vitamin, and protects the stomach from bacterial infections.