Cabbage is a popular part of diets around the world. This vegetable's strong flavor and color enhance dozens of vegetable recipes. In this article, we'll talk about growing cabbage, selecting and serving cabbage, and the health benefits of cabbage.

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About Cabbage

Cabbage is a hardy biennial that is grown as an annual. It has an enlarged terminal bud made of crowded and expanded overlapping leaves shaped into a head. The leaves are smooth or crinkled in shades of green or purple. The head can be round, flat, or pointed. Cabbage is easy to grow in the home garden.

Common Name: Cabbage
Scientific Name: Brassica oleracea; Capitata Group
Very Hardy (will survive first frost)

In the next section, we'll show you how to grow cabbage.

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