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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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Derby Day Cabbage Forms 3 to 5 Pound Heads
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Cabbage <em>&lsquo;Derby Day&rsquo;</em>

A traditional, pale green ball head cabbage for early summer harvest. Its resistance to bolting has long made it popular with gardeners, and the mature cabbages can stand even summer heat.

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

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