Purple cabbage, also known as red cabbage, has a round shape and a deep purple color. The leaves are thick and tightly packed together.
Purple cabbage grows best in cooler temperatures between 60-65°F (15-18°C) and can tolerate light frost. It can be grown from seed and typically takes about 10-12 weeks to mature.
Purple cabbage seeds can take between 5-10 days to germinate, depending on the temperature and humidity conditions.
Purple cabbage can be harvested when the heads reach a size of about 6-8 inches in diameter. The heads should be firm and dense.
Purple cabbage is a great source of vitamin C, vitamin K, vitamin B6, folate, and potassium. It is also a good source of fiber and antioxidants.
Purple cabbage can be eaten raw or cooked. It is commonly used in salads, coleslaw, soups, and stews. It can also be pickled or fermented.
Purple cabbage is known for its anti-inflammatory properties and is believed to have cancer-fighting properties due to its high antioxidant content. It can also aid in digestion and help lower cholesterol levels.
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