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Brassicas: Cabbages, Calabrese, Broccoli and Cauliflower

With dozens of brassica vegetable varieties to choose from, the right selection can mean the difference between success and disappointment. Use this guide to determine what cabbages, calabrese, broccoli and cauliflower will suit you best.

Excerpted from Simple Steps: Vegetable Gardening

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Marner Red Cabbage is First to Reach Maturity
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Cabbage <em>&lsquo;Marner Early Red&rsquo;</em> (syn. <em>&lsquo;Marner Fruerot&rsquo;</em>)

This dense-hearted cabbage is one of the first reds to reach maturity. The outer leaves are tinged with gray; thehead is an intense red and has a peppery flavor best appreciated raw.

Sow: Midwinter to early spring
Harvest: Midsummer to late summer
Soil Preference: Well-drained soil, moist soil
Sun or Shade: Full sun, partial or dappled shade

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