Cabbage

Overall Rating:
         
5.0
 
 
Number of Reviews: 3

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1 out of 1 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Shire dweller
Location:
Springfield, MO, United States
Date:
July 25, 2015
          5.0
 
Fun neat plant
Easy to Grow 4.5
EarlyMaturity 0.0
 

What are the pros? Interesting looking plant

What are the cons? Turnip-y smell of the root

Review:

I bought these seed because they sounded fun and different, something to make the garden more interesting. They germinated and grew well. They HATE to be shaded so give them a really sunny spot away from the Jerusalem artichokes. This spring/summer has been almost nonstop rain in southwest Missouri, but these guys grew anyway. They did get very large but not as large as the photo, because the rain caused a couple of them to begin to rot. I did manage to save one of the three I had growing (plan on replanting in the fall). The good one smells like a turnip and has nice, firm white flesh. I don't like eating turnips, so it will be interesting to try this big chubby root. Despite the excessive rain causing rot and a nearly constant battle with cabbage worms on the big, palm tree shaped tops, these were a fun conversation piece in the garden and I will plant them again.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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9 out of 9 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Greg7216
Location:
Fort Wayne, IN, United States
Date:
June 16, 2015
          5.0
 
Very tasty
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? Taste, texture

What are the cons? Very large

Review:

Bought my seed from baker creek. I bought them a bit late for spring planting, but I planted them anyway. I have a small backyard garden, so I don't have much room. In 8 weeks I had to start harvesting them so they would not overcrowd my carrots. I live in zone 5b and roots/stems were about 1/3 the size of the ones pictured. I hope to let my remaining 3 get larger but they are so tasty I my not be able to resist. Raw they taste like over wintered turnip/ kohlrabi. Cooked they have a very sweet peppery cabbage flavor. I will definitely grow more. The only drawback is the huge leaves they spread to about 30" each. I can't wait for fall planting. I also will overwinter some and update my review.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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46 out of 46 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Rima
Location:
Lufkin, TX
Date:
February 9, 2015
          5.0
 
Wonderful tasty potatoe
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 0.0
 

What are the pros? Tasty!!!

What are the cons? None

Review:

I ended up with this plant accidentally. I must have ended up with one stray seed somehow. There was this lone HUGE purply turnip-looking thing in the garden that grew up a couple of years ago. I couldn't figure out what it was so I left it. It sort of looked like a turnip but nothing like I had ever seen before. It grew about 3/4ths the size of the picture above. It then went to seed like a brassica, hm. I saved the seeds, of course. So this past fall I planted a handful of seed in a neglected part of the garden to taste it this time. Sheep ate all the stray volunteers outside the garden fencing. Tonight I pulled two of them up. Turnip? But I HATE turnips. Oh, well, I cut them up into a pot of chicken broth along with carrots and herbs etc. Oh, MY. My taste buds went to heaven! I am allergic to nightshades and I SO miss potatoes. These were a creamy golden yellow and the texture of cooked potatoes and ever so tasty. Not a hint of bitter. Lightly sweet. Plant some!

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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