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O.S. Cross Cabbage

Brassica oleracea var. capitata 'O.S. Cross'

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O.S. Cross Cabbage (Brassica oleracea var. capitata 'O.S. Cross') at Roger's Gardens

O.S. Cross Cabbage fruit

O.S. Cross Cabbage fruit

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Height:  24 inches

Spacing:  24 inches

Sunlight:  full sun 

Hardiness Zone:  (annual)


A beautiful variety with large flat heads; cabbages grow up to 20lbs each; sweet and tender, these large blue green leaves are perfect for salads, coleslaw and cooking; short core with less dense interior; cool weather performer

Edible Qualities

O.S. Cross Cabbage is an annual vegetable plant that is commonly grown for its edible qualities. The gigantic round green tightly-wrapped heads of foliage are typically harvested when mature. The heads have a sweet taste and a crisp texture.

The heads are most often used in the following ways:

  • Fresh Eating
  • Eating When Cooked/Prepared
  • Cooking
  • Baking
  • Pickling

Planting & Growing

O.S. Cross Cabbage will grow to be about 24 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 24 inches. When planted in rows, individual plants should be spaced approximately 24 inches apart. This vegetable plant is an annual, which means that it will grow for one season in your garden and then die after producing a crop.

This plant is typically grown in a designated vegetable garden. It should only be grown in full sunlight. It does best in average to evenly moist conditions, but will not tolerate standing water. It is not particular as to soil pH, but grows best in rich soils. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. Consider applying a thick mulch around the root zone over the growing season to conserve soil moisture. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America.

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