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The cabbage family

Cabbages, Broccoli, Cauliflower, Radish and other Brassicas


Links

The following links have been provided for general information. The particulars of growing these crops successfully will vary depending on your location and other circumstances, especially with respect to pests and diseases and their treatment. If in doubt, check with local authorities for current information on permissable pesticides, and always follow directions on the label of any products you may purchase. (see also Pests and Diseases).

More general information about vegetables here: Vegetables

General
Growing your own cool season cole crops Charlotte County UF/IFAS Extension Service, Florida (PDF)

Cabbage
Commodity growing guides - Cabbage NSW Department of Primary Industries
Growing Cabbage Victoria Department of Primary Industries
Cabbage Jefferson Farm & Gardens, Thomas Jefferson Agricultural Institute, Missouri (PDF)
Cabbage Production North Carolina State University
Nonpathogenic Disorders of Cabbage Cornell University Cooperative Extension New York State
Sea-Kale Cabbage - Brassica oleracea L. (Tronchuda group) (couve tronchuda, Braganza cabbage, Portugal cabbage)

Chinese cabbages
Growing Chinese cabbage Department of Primary Industries, Victoria
Pak choy: Commercial production Dept Primary Industries & Fisheries, Qld
Chinese Flowering Cabbage (Choy sum) Victoria Department of Primary Industries
Evaluating Chinese Cabbage Cultivars for High Temperature Tolerance at the Center for New Crops & Plant Products website
Tatsoi Brassica rapa var. rosularis Dept Primary Industries & Fisheries, Qld
Pak Choi - A Tasty and Versatile Oriental Vegetable Hendry County Extension Service, Univ Florida

Broccoli group
Growing Broccoli Victoria Department of Primary Industries
Broccoli (Brassica oleracea Italica group) University of Florida
Broccoli Jefferson Farm & Gardens, Thomas Jefferson Agricultural Institute, Missouri (PDF)
Broccoli Production North Carolina State University
Chinese Broccoli (Brassica alboglabra) University of Florida
Raab Broccoli (Brassica rapa Ruvo group) University of Florida
Broccoli Raab North Carolina State University
Cabbage Flowers for Food Discusses history of broccoli and cauliflower. Texas A&M University

Cauliflower
Growing Cauliflowers Victoria Department of Primary Industries
Cauliflower Jefferson Farm & Gardens, Thomas Jefferson Agricultural Institute, Missouri (PDF)
Cauliflower North Carolina State University
Cabbage Flowers for Food Discusses history of broccoli and cauliflower. Texas A&M University

Kale, Collards
Comely, Comestible Kales Brooklyn Botanic Garden
Kale (Brassica oleracea) Whatcom County Extension, Washington State University
Tuscan Kale (Brassica oleracea) Whatcom County Extension, Washington State University
Easy Gardening...Collards Texas A&M University
Collards - A Southern Delight Hendry County Extension Service, Univ Florida
Collard Production North Carolina State University

Radish
Commodity growing guides - Radish NSW Department of Primary Industries
Chinese Radish (Raphanus sativus) University of Florida
Radish North Carolina State University
Radish University of Illinois
Radish North Carolina State University
Radish University Wisconsin -Extension
Radishes in the Garden Utah State University

Turnips
Turnips and Rutabagas North Carolina State University
Turnip Jefferson Farm & Gardens, Thomas Jefferson Agricultural Institute, Missouri (PDF)
KabuKabu, Japanese Turnip 'Kobaku' Type (Brassica rapa var rapifera) The Florez Nursery blog, NSW
Rutabaga Jefferson Farm & Gardens, Thomas Jefferson Agricultural Institute, Missouri (PDF)

Kohlrabi
Kohlrabi Jefferson Farm & Gardens, Thomas Jefferson Agricultural Institute, Missouri (PDF)

Mustards
Komatsuna: Commercial production Japanese mustard spinach (Brassica rapa var. pervidis or var. komatsuna) Dept Primary Industries & Fisheries, Qld
Chinese mustard (Brassica juncea) Dept Primary Industries & Fisheries, Qld
Mustard greens: Commercial production Dept Primary Industries & Fisheries, Qld
Purple Leaf Mustard Brassica juncea var integrifolia 'Osaka Purple' The Florez Nursery blog, NSW
Mustard Greens Jefferson Farm & Gardens, Thomas Jefferson Agricultural Institute, Missouri (PDF)
Mustard Cabbage University of Hawaii at Manoa (PDF)

Pests
Please note: it is posible that the information in these links (especially concerning pesticides) is out-of-date, not applicable in your state, or might only apply to commercial situations. They have been included for general information and further research. If in doubt, check with local authorities for current information on pesticides for home garden use where you live, and always follow directions on the label of any products you may purchase. (see also the Pests and Diseases page for general concepts).
Diamondback moth in selected brassica vegetable crops (Plutella xylostella) Dept Primary Industries & Fisheries, Qld
Cabbage or Diamondback moth (Plutella xylostella) Queensland Primary Industries and Fisheries
Diamondback Moth Plutella xylostella Universityof Florida
Cabbage White Butterfly (Pieris rapae) Australian Museum
Cabbage aphid (Brevicoryne brassicae) DEEDI, Qld
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