Scientific name: Brassica oleracea var. italica Family: Brassicaceae
Tips for success:
Grow this crop in spring, rainy or whenever temperature in your area is cool at least 8 weeks.
Provide partial shade if temperature are likely to be above 26.6 degree celsius during the season.
Cover transplants with floating row covers to protect them from insects pests.
Soil and climatic requirement: Soil: Well drained soil with plenty of compost. Require moist soil. Climate: It grow best in average daily temperature 18 - 23 degree C.
Crop Duration: 60-120 days
Planting season: Oct -Nov and Feb -March
Planting type: Transplanting
Spacing: During spring plant spacing is 30 cm between the plant and 45 cm between the row and in rainy season plant grow little bigger at that time spacing will be
Depth of sowing: 1.25 cm
Germination period: 10-14 days
Hours of sunlight required: Required full sun 6-8 hrs and partial shade.
Irrigation: Since it is shallow rooted crop, irrigation should apply frequently to prevent plant from injury in dry soil. In rainy season provide proper drainage.
Canopy management: It is necessary to remove side shoot for better development of head.
Companion crops: Cabbage, Carrots, Cauliflower, Celery, Corn, Cucumbers, Eggplant, Peas, Potatoes, Radishes, Squash, Strawberries and Tomatoes.