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botanical name:
Brassica oleracea (Capitata Group) 'Christmas Drumhead'
Brassica oleracea (Capitata Group) 'Christmas Drumhead' © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Cabbage 'Christmas Drumhead'
family:  Brassicaceae
characteristics: annual/biennial
height: 0.35m
width: 0.45m
growth rate: medium
growth habit:
leaf colour: dark green
flower colour: white
main season: Autumn
edible symbol edible
aspect: full sun
conditions: dry soil, moist soil
preferred soil pH: neutral
minimum temp: -18°C
USDA zone: 7 to 10
description:
Short growing and compact with dark blue-green outer leaves and forms solid hearts late in the season for cropping October to December.

cultivation:
Moist, fertile, neutral or alkaline soil in full sun. Enrich soil with well rotted manure or similar, before planting. Freshly dug soil should be allowed to settle, as firm ground is preferred.

Susceptible to clubroot disease and caterpillar attack.

propagation:
From seed, sown late May

usage:
Edible vegetable, raw or cooked.

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