Wanted: Feedback from fans of both edible and ornamental cabbage

hoe_hoe_hoe(6b)June 2, 2005

So, I found this variegate cabbage in a 6 pack of cabbages for the vegetable garden. Appears to have stable variegation as it develops.

I may do some breeding work with it and was wondering who thought I should stay with strains of red cabbage for maximum edibility and who thought I should try to improve on the strains of ornamental cabbage that are already available.

Here is a link that might be useful:

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Clare(z6 MO)

It looks like kohlrabi.

I think all "ornamental" cabbage --kale-- is edible in the sense of being nourishing. It is, however, among my least favorite vegetables. Too strong for me.

    Bookmark   June 6, 2005 at 9:13PM
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drasaid(zone 8)

and one by one they disappeared. Someone was nipping them for dinner.
They were cut off too cleanly for rodentia. It was a student, I'm sure.

    Bookmark   June 8, 2005 at 11:00AM
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hoe_hoe_hoe(6b)

I remember the budget being kind of tight during my full time college stint, but geesh!!!! This offends my sensibility as a gardener! LOL!

Someone should have put up a camera.

I can just see the culprit on the defense stand, "Well, your honor. It was either swiping cabbages or swinging from a pole at the local strip joint."

    Bookmark   June 8, 2005 at 6:35PM
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Clare(z6 MO)

I hope you'll post new picures as this plant develops. It is pretty. I'd like to see what becomes of it.

    Bookmark   June 13, 2005 at 4:10PM
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mhagood(8a Virginia)

I love encountering ornamental cabbage because I get to make a joke about ornamental corn beef.

    Bookmark   June 27, 2005 at 9:08PM
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