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Cabbage Copenhagen

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Variety Description

  • Appearance: Round, solid heads, typically weighing 1.4 to 2.3 kilograms.
  • Color: Deep green leaves.
  • Taste and Texture: Tender yet crisp texture with a classic, sweet cabbage flavor.

Growth Requirements

  • Climate: Prefers cooler weather, can withstand frost.
  • Soil: Well-drained, fertile soil rich in organic matter. Ideal soil pH between 6.0 and 7.5.
  • Sun Exposure: Full sun.

Planting Guidelines

  • Spacing: Space plants about 30 to 60 cm apart, with rows 60 to 90 cm apart.
  • Sowing Depth: Sow seeds about 6 to 12 mm deep.
  • Germination Temperature: Best in cooler soil temperatures, around 7°C to 29°C.

Growth Cycle

  • Germination Time: Seeds typically germinate within 7 to 14 days.
  • Maturity: Matures in about 65 to 75 days after planting.

Harvesting

  • Indicators of Maturity: Harvest when heads are firm and full-sized.
  • Method: Cut the head at the base with a sharp knife.

Pests and Diseases

  • Common Pests: Cabbage loopers, aphids, slugs.
  • Diseases: Watch for black rot, clubroot, and downy mildew.

Storage and Usage

  • Storage: Can be stored in a cool, humid environment for several weeks.
  • Culinary Uses: Salads, coleslaw, steaming, boiling, sauerkraut.

Nutritional Information

  • Rich in Nutrients: High in vitamin C, vitamin K, dietary fiber.

Tips for Success

  • Maintain consistent soil moisture, avoid waterlogging.
  • Mulch to retain soil moisture and control weeds.
  • Practice crop rotation to prevent disease buildup.

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