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Cabbage 'Sugarloaf'

Brassica oleracea (Capitata Group) 'Sugarloaf'

Also known as

Cabbage, Kool (Afr.)

Full Sun
Easy care
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy

9a

USDA zone

-7°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

50cm

Max

50cm

30cm

Min

30cm

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has a mild fragrance

Cabbage 'Sugarloaf' Overview

Cabbages belong to the Mustard family that include broccoli, cauliflowers, kale and brussel sprouts. 'Sugarloaf' cabbages are a compact and cone-shaped cultivar, but new cultivars are often released with improved yields, size or quiker harvest times. Sugarloaf is a low maintenance plant, normally easy to grow and great for beginner gardeners. They require plenty of water and a lot of nutrients but otherwise they can be left alone, as long as you keep and eye out for pests.

Common problems with Cabbage 'Sugarloaf'

Cutworms, cabbage loopers, cabbage worms, yellow virus, clubroot fungus and black rot.

Cabbage 'Sugarloaf' Companion Plants

Onions, leeks, spring onions, celery, cucumber, potatoes, dill, sage, rosemary, borage

How to harvest Cabbage 'Sugarloaf'

Cabbage heads are ready to harvest within 3-4 months after sowing. Harvest heads when they are firm and small.

How to propagate Cabbage 'Sugarloaf'

Seed

Sow seeds directly or indoors in summer or winter, 6-7 mm deep and 45-60 cm apart. Germination takes 6-14 days. Transplant seedlings once they have developed 2-4 leaves.

Special features of Cabbage 'Sugarloaf'

Crop rotation

Sugarloaf is a heavy feeder and needs plenty of nutrients. Do not replant in the same soil, but rotate with another group of vegetables like rootcrop/N-fixer/light feeder.

Other uses of Cabbage 'Sugarloaf'

Culinary

Medicinal

Cabagges are high in Vitamin K and C as well as dietery fibre.

Edible

The leaves are edible and sweet. They can be cooked or served raw in salads.