Red Cabbage

Scientific Name: 
Brassica oleracea var. capitata f. rubra
Family Name: 
Brassicaceae
Plant Description: 
A leafy vegetable, this is the beautiful purple variety of the well known short, stubby cabbage
Plant Use: 
Edible
Medicinal
Dye
Of Interest: 
A red cabbage makes a lovely purple dye for fibres, has been used for centuries to relieve the discomfort of breast-feeding women, and can be eaten fresh, cooked or pickled.
Annual, Biannual or Perennial: 
Bi-annual
Plant Type: 
Vegetable
Climate: 
Temperate
Cool Temperate
Warm Temperate
Sub-Tropical

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