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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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Minicole is Small Compact Oval Cabbage
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Cabbage <em>&lsquo;Minicole&rsquo;</em> F1

Ideal for small gardens, this white ballhead cabbage produces small, uniform heads on compact plants. Plant closely for a bumper harvest of fall cabbages, which will stand in the ground for up to three months.

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

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