Storage #4

Storage #4 Green Cabbage

(80 days) F-1 hybrid. Our first trials of this dark green 4–8 lb cabbage were more than two decades ago, but #4 has stored well in my memory ever since, and not on account of its catchy name! The physical cabbage won’t store as long as the dream of it did, but it will be firm and edible come spring and with much better flavor than typical supermarket fare at that season. Delicious and crisp with a solid head that holds well during the weather stresses of fall harvest. Widely adapted but because of its earliness relative to other storage cabbages, we recommend planting a bit later if storage is your intent. Resists FY. Tested negative for BR and BL.


3365 Storage #4
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Cabbage

Brassica oleracea (capitata group)

~6,000–7,000 seeds/oz; 210–250 seeds/g. Blue-purple foods such as red cabbage and purple cauliflower contain anthocyanins and phenolics, which benefit the urinary tract, memory and immune system.

Culture: Exposure to hoarfrost is good for cabbages. They double their sugar content after one month of cold.

Red cabbage seedlings are often used for microgreens.

Minimum germination soil temperature 40°, optimal range 55–95°.

Brassica

Days to maturity are from direct seeding. Subtract 20 days from date of transplanting.

Note: We cannot ship packets greater than ½ oz. (14 grams) of any Brassica into the Willamette Valley. The State of Oregon prohibits shipping any commercial quantity of untreated Brassica, Raphanus or Sinapis because of a quarantine to control Blackleg.

Culture: Hardy. Require warm temperatures to germinate (68-86° ideal) but need 60s during seedling stage for optimal growth; higher temperatures make seedlings leggy. Heavy feeders; for best growth, need regular moisture and 2–3' spacing. Have done well for us succeeding onions and garlic in beds. Cauliflower and broccoli are damaged by hard frosts, especially in spring.

Young broccoli sproutlings make good microgreens.

Diseases:

  • BR: Black Rot
  • BS: Bacterial Speck
  • DM: Downy Mildew
  • FY: Fusarium Yellows
  • TB: Tipburn

Pests & diseases: Major pests: Cabbage Looper, Diamondback Moth, Imported Cabbageworm
Cultural controls: control cabbage-family weeds near crop fields, till under crop debris of early-season brassicas after harvest.
Materials: Spinosad, Bt.

Pest: Flea Beetle
Cultural controls: floating row covers, mulch with straw, time plantings for fall harvested crops only, crop rotation, perimeter trap cropping.
Materials: Spinosad, PyGanic, Mycotrol.

Pest: Cabbage Root Maggot
Cultural controls: time planting to avoid first hatching, use row covers, control weeds.

Major diseases: Black Rot, Alternaria Leaf Spot, Blackleg, Club Root, Downy Milldew, White Mold
Cultural controls: avoid transplanting plants with yellow leaves or v-shaped lesions, crop rotation, destroy crop debris after harvest, avoid overhead irrigation, control weeds, allow for good air movement.
Materials: Actinovate, copper compounds may help for some of these diseases.