One of the most popular Southern vegetables, it is largely used in place of cabbage. It is hardier and easier to grow than cabbage, and can be grown on poorer soil and withstands insect attacks better. Although often planted during the spring and summer, the principal plantings are made in June, July and August. An excellent vegetable for the late fall, winter and early spring. The flavor is improved by frost. Cultivate like cabbage.
Some of the seed varieties we sell have been treated, so please wash your hands after handling.
Check with your local county extension agent for suitable planting dates and other vital information.
Alphabetical index of growing information on specific vegetables at Texas A&M.
University of Illinois Extension Service's guide to growing, storing and preparing vegetables.
Ohio State University's Plant Facts web site has a searchable database containing over 20,000 pages of extension service fact sheets and bulletins.
Vegetable Growing Guides at Cornell University.
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