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Wanted: Feedback from fans of both edible and ornamental cabbage

Posted by hoe_hoe_hoe 6b (My Page) on
Thu, Jun 2, 05 at 16:58

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: variegated red cabbage


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RE: Wanted: Feedback from fans of both edible and ornamental cab

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.


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The campus put in ornamental cabbage at the dorms

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.


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RE: Wanted: Feedback from fans of both edible and ornamental cab

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."


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RE: Wanted: Feedback from fans of both edible and ornamental cab

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


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RE: Wanted: Feedback from fans of both edible and ornamental cab

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


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