cabbage ballhead round] or pointed ?

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cabbage ballhead round] or pointed ?
« on: April 14, 2019, 08:50 »
when growing cabbage what do you prefer pointed or ballhead   [round] my wife likes pointed because she says they have a better taste  than the round type and stay more greener. now  I like the ballhead or round a good white cabbage with a sweet taste something you can use in salads or boil and also a green round cabbage is to my taste but everyone to there own so what's you take on this?



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Re: cabbage ballhead round] or pointed ?
« Reply #1 on: April 14, 2019, 08:59 »
Depends on what you want to do with your cabbage (and how much you can eat). Hardball round are excellent for salads and coleslaw. Pointed red (such as kalibos) are excellent for pickling and preserving. Savoy cabbages are great fun with lots of dishes as well as part of recipes. If you like just plain cabbage - well the pointed ones are good.

I've been asked for some of each this year for the different recipes daughter has in mind.


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Re: cabbage ballhead round] or pointed ?
« Reply #2 on: April 14, 2019, 10:06 »
I grow both as well.  Reds, I have Kalibos for pointed cabbage and a round one for braising.  Greens, I have a spring green, summer pointed, autumn round, plus good old January King and a Savoy for the winter.

Cabbage R us round here  :)



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Re: cabbage ballhead round] or pointed ?
« Reply #3 on: April 14, 2019, 10:32 »
Pointy cabbage for the earliest (Hispi) then onto small round ones (Minicole) the round red cabbage (Lodero) and then Tundra roundhead for winter cropping.
So some of each :)
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