African Cabbage

Crop TypeCool Season Brassica
Seeds / Lb18,000
Minimum Germination Temperature42F

The taproot produced by this plant closely resembles that of rapeseed as opposed to radish. A benefit to having this brassica instead of the others, is that when it’s life cycle is complete, it has a higher carbon to nitrogen ratio than the others, which makes for great residue and organic matter building. In addition to residue building, African cabbage has been noted as being fairly heat tolerant and performing well even on poor soils.

Nitrogen Scavenger3
Soil Builder4
Prevent Erosion4
Weed Suppression4
Quick Growth4
Lasting Residue4
Make P and K Available3
Loosen Topsoil4
Suppress Disease3
Attract Beneficial Insects3

1 = Poor and 5 = Excellent