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Cabbage

Cabbage (Brassica oleracea or variants) is a leafy green or purple biennial plant, grown as an annual vegetable crop for its dense-leaved heads. Closely related to other cole crops, such as broccoli, cauliflower, and brussels sprouts, it descends from B. oleracea var. oleracea, a wild field cabbage. Cabbage heads generally range from 1 to 8 pounds (0.5 to 4 kg), and can be green, purple and white. 

It is difficult to trace the exact history of cabbage, but it was most likely domesticated somewhere in Europe before 1000 BC, although savoys were not developed until the 16th century. By the Middle Ages, it had become a prominent part of European cuisine. Cabbage heads are generally picked during the first year of the plants' life cycles, but those intended for seed are allowed to grow a second year, and must be kept separated from other cole crops to prevent cross-pollination. 

Cabbages are prepared in many different ways for eating. Pickling the vegetable, in dishes such as sauerkraut, is the most popular, but it is also steamed, stewed, sautéed, braised, or eaten raw. Cabbage is a good source of beta-carotene, vitamin C and fiber.

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Early Jersey Wakefield Cabbage
(Brassica oleracea) Early Jersey Wakefield made its first appearance in Jersey City from England in ..
$2.19
Golden Acre Cabbage
(Brassica oleracea) Dependable producer of 2-4lb round heads with a sweet and mellow cabbage fl..
$1.89
Pak Choi Chinese Cabbage
(Brassica rapa) Pak Choi is a graceful, non-heading leaf type Chinese cabbage that produces large, s..
$2.29
Red Acre Cabbage
(Brassica oleracea) A compact, early red cabbage that is well-suited for small gardens. Produce..
$1.89
Savoy Cabbage
(Brassica oleracea) Savoy cabbage has a sweet, tender flavor and lovely crinkled leaves that are nev..
$1.89
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